2022 Preakness Stakes Betting Odds at Pimlico racecourse

Saturday, 21 May 2022

All eyes will be on Pimlico Race Course on Sunday 22 May, with the leading contenders lining up in Baltimore to compete over 9.5 furlongs and it will be interesting to see whether Epicenter can deliver. The horse is strong favourite, although Secret Oath and Early Voting are also prominent in the market.

Secret Oath runs for D Wayne Lukas and the three-year-old has a win at Churchill Downs to his name, while Early Voting is a Chad C Brown runner with plenty to recommend him. All of his runs have been at Aqueduct before switching to Pimlico.

2022 Preakness Stakes Betting Tips

Epicenter has been shortening when it comes to the 2022 Preakness Stakes betting, with Steven Asmussen’s three-year-old having been impressive in his short career to date. The horse was sent off as the 41/10 favourite in the 2022 Kentucky Derby and narrowly fell short for punters on that occasion.

Massive outsider Rich Strike was able to oblige by less than a length at betting odds of 81/1 on that occasion, with Joel Rosario likely to be on board and the jockey should give this horse another big ride and the runner didn’t do a great deal wrong when finishing runner-up at Churchill Downs.

Previously to this outing, there was a victory in the Louisiana Derby when obliging at betting odds of even money, with the horse winning over one mile, one-and-a-half furlongs, while there was a 7/2 victory in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on 19 February.

Secret Oath has plenty to recommend him, with D Wayne Lukas seeing this horse win the Kentucky Oaks on 6 May 2022, with a two-length victory over race favourite Nest meaning there is plenty to recommend this runner and it would be a remarkable training performance if the Preakness was added to the roster.

Early Voting has run just three times and all of those outings have been at Aqueduct Racecourse, with the three-year-old most recently having finished second in the Wood Memorial Stakes. More improvement is needed to topple the front two in the betting market.

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.