Triple Crown hopefuls at the Preakness

Credit: AP Photo/Garry Jones

Saturday, May 20th, will be the running of the Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness is the second major race for 3-year old thoroughbreds to run in their effort to claim the Triple Crown of horse racing.  Mage won the Kentucky Derby on May 6th.  Does he have a chance to win all three races?  In this activity we look at the empiracle probability of winning the second and third events.

The activity: Will-Mage-win-TripleCrown2023.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx, our data and solutions.

Will-Mage-win-TripleCrown2023.docx      triple-crown-data2023.xlsx


CCSS: 6.SP.B.5, 7.SP.C, 8.SP.C., HSS.MD.A

More Horseracing activities

California Chrome's lineage - calculating fraction of parentage of this horse.  CCSS: 3.NFA, 4.NFA, 5.NFB, 6.RP

Triple Crown Possibilities - Tons of calculations and measurements of horses ... rates, hands tall, furlongs, fractions. 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.1, 5.NF.7, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3

Horse Odds - Mathematical probabilities. CCSS: 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, S-CP.2


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