Betting on the ponies -- along with Black-Eyed Susans, husky centaurs and drunk people running on urinals -- is one of the first things that we think about when we hear the word “Preakness.” You have to place at least one bet on Saturday, even if you’re throwing a $2 bet on a horse just because you like its name.

So which horse will you be putting your hard-earned $2 on if you’re going to Pimlico for the big race?

Our handicapper says he is letting it ride on Aninal Kingdom, and my horse-loving colleague Kevin Van Valkenburg thinks that Animal Kingdom will win the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, too.

I’m not a horse racing expert, so if I were to bet, I would probably just throw a couple of bucks at a longshot like Norman Asbjornson and hope I win back my cigar money. And let's be honest, how can you not root for a horse named Norman?

Your turn: Which Preakness horse will you wager on Saturday?