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The second jewel of the 2022 Triple Crown is in the books, and in terms of national media attention, a pause is in order after Early Voting’s win last Saturday in the Preakness Stakes.

The Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets is famous for being the final leg of the Triple Crown, but it’s so much more than that. From its history to fun facts, we have all of the information you need to know as we head into a huge day of racing at Belmont Park in New York.

Who: Elite 3-year-old Thoroughbreds

The Preakness Stakes serves as the middle jewel of the Triple Crown but it also has evolved into a destination event for sports and music fans across the country — half elite day of horse racing, half festival.

Almost two weeks ago, the 148thKentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve brought a sense of normalcy and high fan interest back to Thoroughbred racing, with TV ratings up from a pandemic-altered 2021 and attendance at Churchill Downs back at full capacity as well.

Baltimore will be the center of the racing world this Saturday, when Pimlico plays host to the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes. Here’s what you need to know before you go.

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