Preakness Stakes Betting Odds Comparison - Pimlico

15/05/2021 11:48:00

The Preakness Stakes was firstly inaugurated on 27 May 1873, with this being one of the longest established horse races in the United States of America and it actually constitutes one third of the American Triple Crown when it comes to Thoroughbred Racing in the country.

Indeed, the Preakness Stakes betting odds are always popular and punters will firstly take in the Kentucky Derby before placing bets on the Preakness, while they will then go on to bet on the Belmont Stakes and there are few horses who manage to win all three races.

The History of the Preakness Stakes

The Preakness is actually older than the Kentucky Derby by a couple of years, with Pimlico introducing a new stakes race for three-year-olds in 1873 and it was the first ever spring meet that took place at this Race Course.

A horse called Survivor was the first ever winner of the race and the John Chamberlain-trained charge romped home by ten lengths, with this being the record winning distance for a long time until Smarty Jones produced an outstanding performance in 2004 and it was a record 11.5 length triumph.

Legendary horse Secretariat is the record holder in the Preakness Stakes after recording a time of 1 minute 53 seconds in 1973.The runner landed the Triple Crown that year and became the ninth horse to achieve this feat, with many regarding this as the best to have ever run.

Medina Spirit Bidding to Win 2021 Preakness Stakes

The big question is whether race favourite Medina Spirit will get the opportunity to line up in the 2021 Preakness Stakes, with the horse having won the Kentucky Derby although a dark cloud sits over him and legendary trainer Bob Baffert considering the runner subsequently failed a drugs test.

Medina Spirit is still scheduled to run in the 2021 Preakness and the betting odds have him as favourite, with Baffert convinced that there has been wrongdoing over the failed test, although it remains to be seen whether the horse can take his chances in a bid to become the latest Triple Crown winner.

Who Are the Other 2021 Preakness Stakes Favourites?

Baffert has another lively runner in the Preakness Stakes betting, with Concert Tour a virtual certainty to run and he was most recently seen in action when competing in the Arkansas Derby where the horse finished a disappointing third despite being sent off as the 30/100 favourite for the race.

Previously to this, the Gary & Mary West horse had landed back to back successes at Santa Anita and then won the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, although that surprising prep run defeat has seen his Preakness odds on the drift.

As for Midnight Bourbon, the Steven Asmussen-trained three-year-old ran well to finish sixth in the Kentucky Derby and will hope to make up the eight lengths deficit when it comes to this latest Triple Crown event.