The Preakness Stakes is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. It is a Grade I race run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness stakes are open to three-year-old thoroughbred horses.
History Of The Preakness Stakes
The first Preakness Stakes was held on May 27, 1873. The race was created by Governor Oden Bowie and named after the colt Preakness who won the dinner party bet that inspired the race’s creation. The Preakness has been held at Pimlico Race Course since 1873, making it the oldest continuous sporting event in Baltimore.
The Preakness Stakes was originally run at a distance of 13⁄16 miles (2100 m) but was shortened to 11⁄16 miles (1800 m) in 1890. The race was lengthened to its current distance of 13⁄16 miles (2100 m) in 1896. The Preakness Stakes is commonly referred to as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” because a blanket of yellow flowers is traditionally placed around the winner’s neck.
Top 7 Preakness Contenders of Preakness Stakes 2021
Many talented horses are vying for a spot in the 2021 Preakness Stakes. Here are the top seven contenders, according to the latest odds.
Medina Spirit dramatically won the 2021 Kentucky Derby. He is trained by Bob Baffert and will be a top contender in the Preakness Stakes. The colt has won three of his four starts this year and will be a force to reckon with on Saturday. He is currently the favorite to win the Preakness Stakes.
Concrete Rose ran a solid race in the Kentucky Derby, finishing sixth. The colt is trained by Todd Pletcher and will be looking to rebound in the Preakness Stakes. Concrete Rose has won four of his seven starts and will be a threat to Medina Spirit on Saturday.
Midnight Bourbon finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby but was only two lengths behind the winner. The colt is trained by Steve Asmussen and has a solid chance of winning the Preakness Stakes. Midnight Bourbon has won three of his seven starts this year and will be a factor in the race.
Crowded Trade ran a solid race in the Kentucky Derby, finishing fourth. The colt is trained by Todd Pletcher and will be looking to improve in the Preakness Stakes. Crowded Trade has won four of his seven starts this year and will be a factor in the race.
Rombauer, a second-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby and winner of three races this year will be looking to rebound at Preakness Stakes The name Rombauers is well known throughout racing circles. The colt had an exceptional performance when runner-up just miss winning by less than two lengths against Medina Spirit who train under Michael McCarthy. He has since won five more matches making it seven wins out of eight starts which includes running second in the Santa Anita Derby.
Keepmeinmind will be making his graded stakes debut in the Preakness Stakes. The colt is trained by Robertino Diodoro and has won two of his three starts this year. Keepmeinmind is a talented horse and could surprise on Saturday.
Rock Your World finished third in the Kentucky Derby and will be looking to improve in the Preakness Stakes. The colt is trained by John Sadler and has won three of his five starts this year. Rock Your World is a talented horse and could surprise on Saturday.
These are the top seven contenders for the 2021 Preakness Stakes. Be sure to check back on Saturday to see who wins, so you can cash in on your bet!
The 2021 Preakness Stakes is shaping up to be an exciting race. This is the second leg of the Triple Crown and many talented horses are vying for a spot in the starting gate.