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TODAY   |  May 17, 2013

Previewing the 138th Preakness Stakes

Michelle Beadle, host of NBC Sports Network’s “The Crossover,” reports from Pimlico in Baltimore, where all eyes will be on Kentucky Derby champion Orb as he races for the second jewel in the Triple Crown.

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>>> the 138th running of the preakness stakes , all eyes on orb who will run for the second jewel in the triple crown .

>> michelle beadle the host of nbc's "the crossover" and " access hollywood " correspondent. michelle good morning to you.

>> reporter: good morning.

>> and orb, even money the last time i checked. what are the chances?

>> that's still the favorite going in, coming off the win at the derby but things might be different with myloot, and departing, so it could be interesting in the top three. myloot ridden by rosie naprovnik, all eyes on her as well and orb. it's been since 1978 since we've had this kind of party.

>> secretariat.

>> michelle, do me a favor, two bucks on it's my lucky day .

>> that's my horse, matt, i'm going to put two bucks on it's my lucky day . i will win us some cash, mattie .

>> i want my loot. can i call you mattie ?

>> he does like mares.

>> coverage begins tomorrow 2:30 p.m . eastern on nbcc --

>> how many cs?

>> mattie i don't know what to say.

>>> coming up avril lavigne performs live in the studio but first this is "today" on nbc.