… “Thanks, you don’t look so hot yourself.” (Sorry, Yogi Berra quote. Couldn’t help it.)
If you like your Preaknesses hot or muddy, this year might not be your year. The forecast calls for a clear, under 80-degree race day.
This time, the meteorological records, at least, appear safe.
The hottest Preakness of the past 30 years was 1998, when the mercury hit 90.
The coolest came five years later. In 2003, it barely got above 53.
We couldn’t find any record keepers of mud volume, but 2005 has to be a contender.