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The 145th running of the Preakness Stakes is scheduled to take place at historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, October 3, 2020. We’ve been tracking the odds for every fleet-footed thoroughbred since they became available. The main graph on this page has been generated by calculating the average from our most-trusted sportsbooks.

Preakness Stakes Top Contenders

  • [9/28/20] With the race just a handful of days away Authentic has moved into the odd-on favorite at some books, but has average odds of +110
  • [9/8/20] Authentic has opened as a slight +120 favorite over Tiz The Law at +150

2020 Preakness Stakes Odds

Horse Odds
Authentic -125
Art Collector +300
Thousand Words +700
Swiss Skydiver +700
Max Player +1400
Mystic Guide +1400
Pneumatic +1400
Mr Big News +1600
Ny Traffic +1600
Excession +2000
Country Grammer +2500
Jesus Team +2500
Liveyourbeastlife +3300
Mongolian Wind +10000

Odds taken Sept 28

Preakness Stakes Trends to Keep in Mind:

  • 24 horses have won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
  • 13 horses have won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes
  • Since 2000, no horse had won the Preakness after finishing worse than sixth in the Kentucky Derby. That changed in 2019 when War of Will finished 7th in the Derby and won the Preakness
  • Since 2000, seven horses have won the Preakness after winning the Kentucky Derby
  • Only one jockey has won back-to-back Preakness Stakes since 1997
  • A Bob Baffert-trained horse has won two of the last five Preakness Stakes

Past 10 Preakness Stakes Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Time
2009 Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Steve Asmussen 1:55.08
2010 Lookin At Lucky Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 1:55.47
2011 Shackleford Jesus Castanon Dale Romans 1:56.47
2012 I’ll Have Another Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill 1:55.94
2013 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas 1:57.54
2014 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 1:54.84
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert 1:58.46
2016 Exaggerator Kent Desormeaux J. Keith Desormeaux 1:58.31
2017 Cloud Computing Javier Castellano Chad Brown 1:55.98
2018 Justify Mike Smith Bob Baffert 1:55.93
2019 War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse 1:54.34

War of Will’s 2019 winning time was the fastest winning time since 2007. War of Will won the Preakness with a time of 1:54.34, the fastest since 2007’s Curlin at 1:53.46. California Chrome is the only other horse to finish with a time in the 1:54 range this past decade at 1:54.84 in 2014.

Trainers with the Most Preakness Stakes Wins

Will 2020 be the year that Bob Baffert passes R. Wyndham Walden? The Arizona-born trainer has compiled over 2,800 career wins, including five Preakness Stakes titles from 1997 to 2018. In 2019, both Tyler Gaffalione (jockey) and Mark E. Casse (trainer) were first-time winners with War of Will.

Jockeys with the Most Preakness Stakes Wins

It should come as no surprise to see Eddie Arcaro at the top of this list. The Cincinnati native won more American classic races than any other jockey in history and finished atop the earnings leaderboard six times from 1940 to 1958.  His record of six Preakness Stakes titles is unlikely to be ever be matched.

Archived Preakness Stakes odds: 2019

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