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Preakness Stakes Betting
American horse racing has its eyes firmly on the Triple Crown at the start of the racing season, and if you're looking for the second race in the emphatic trilogy, it's the Preakness Stakes. Held between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, this race for three-year-olds is a spectacle for thoroughbred racers, and we'll have all of the betting options on offer for the Pimlico race.
Preakness Stakes Odds
Before the Preakness Stakes gets underway at Pimlico racecourse, you’ll be able to find the best odds for the event at our sportsbook. . Keep your eyes peeled as they'll be regularly updated following the prep racing, including Kentucky Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. So if you prefer to wait for the morning line odds, we have you covered.
We'll have the top betting odds for all horses all the way to post time, and if you're waiting for the Preakness field to make your decision, you wait until the day of the race. However, if you prefer to place wagers after a specific preview race, we also have the complete ante-post markets and the latest offer.
Preakness Stakes Betting Tips
As the Preakness Stakes approaches, we'll have all the top horse racing tips for the race, including who could take the victory and finish in the each-way markets. As well as the contenders for the main race, there will also be selections for the other feature races across the meeting.
About the Preakness Stakes
Held each year on the third Saturday in May, the Preakness Stakes is the second leg to be contested in the American Triple Crown. One of the most popular horse races in the US, the Preakness Stakes, is run at the Pimlico race course and is classed as a Grade 1. Run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs, it's the shortest race for horses to contest in the three feature races.
The first Preakness Stakes was contested in 1873 and was actually introduced to US horse racing before the Kentucky Derby. However, following the introduction of the Triple Crown, this race now attracts the Kentucky Derby winner as they try to go for both races, a feat that many horses have failed to accomplish.
The prize money on offer for this race has evolved over the years, and since it's the second leg of the Triple Crown, the purse for the race is now closer to six figures. However, when it comes to the race, there are some names that stand out in terms of those horses who stand out.
Key jockeys to have picked up a win in this race include Jose Ortiz, Mike Smith and, of course, Victor Espinoza. However, the most recent was John R Velazquez. In terms of trainers, Bob Baffert was the last to pick up a win in this race with National Treasure and has the most victories in the Preakness with eight between 1997 and 2023.
Preakness Stakes Winners
2023 - National Treasure 2022 - Early Voting 2021 - Rombauer 2020 - Swiss Skydiver 2019 - War of Will
Other notable winners of this race include American Pharoah, who also managed to become one of the winning Triple Crown horses.
Preakness Stakes FAQS
What horse ran the fastest Preakness?
The horse which ran the fastest Preakness Stakes in Secretariat.
When and where is the Preakness Stakes?
The Preakness Stakes was run on Sunday, 21st May at 0.01am at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.