- Bob Baffert, trainer for Derby winner American Pharoah and Dortmund, who finished third, said both took to the Pimlico Race Course track well.
- American Pharoah is a brilliant horse, admired by all the wisest observers in the racing game. But the Kentucky Derby champion is always a sensation during Preakness week. What sets this year apart is the presence of two challengers in Firing Line and Dortmund who gave the champ all he wanted at Churchill Downs.
- 2015 Preakness has an eight-horse field with American Pharoah a 4-5 favorite and Dortmund and Firing Line the second choices at 7-2.
- Baltimore could be set to host a blockbuster sequel with Kentucky Derby champion American Pharoah and top rivals Firing Line and Dortmund all pointed toward the May 16 Preakness.
- Firing Line entered as the most famous runner-up in the Kentucky Derby field, the horse that twice pushed Dortmund to the wire, only to lose each time.