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  • Track the average odds for the most talked-about horses competing at the 2021 Preakness Stakes
  • The Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is the opening favorite to win this year’s Preakness
  • View which trainers and jockeys have had the most success at Pimlico Race Course

The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes is scheduled to take place at the historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, May 15, 2021. 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

  • [5/16/21] Rombauer won the 2021 Preakness Stakes at 12-1 odds with a time of 1:53.62
  • [5/14/21] Odds have shortened from +225 to +180 on favorite Medina Spirit
  • [5/5/21] After winning the Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit is the early +225 favorite to win the Preakness Stakes

2021 Preakness Stakes Odds

Horse Odds at TVG
Medina Spirit +180
Concert Tour +250
Midnight Bourbon +500
Crowded Trade +1000
Rombauer +1200
Keepmeinmind +1500
Unbridled Honor +1500
Risk Taking +1500
France Go de Ina +2000
Ram +3000

Odds as of May 14

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. That came in 2014 and 2015 when Victor Espinoza won with California Chrome and American Pharoah
  • A Bob Baffert-trained horse has only won two of the last six Preakness Stakes

 

Past 10 Preakness Stakes Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Time
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
2020 Swiss Skydiver Robby Albarado Kenneth McPeek 1:53.28

War of Will’s 2019 winning time was the fastest winning time since Curlin’s win in 2007. War of Will won the Preakness with a time of 1:54.34. But in 2020, that was bested by Swiss Skydiver’s winning time of 1:53.28, the fastest winning time at the Preakness since all the way back in 1973 when Secretariat won with a time of 1:53.00.

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 2020, Kenneth McPeek was a first-time winner with Swiss Skydiver.

Jockeys with the Most Preakness Stakes Wins

Eddie Arcaro 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 anytime soon.

In 2020, Robby Albarado won for the second time in his career, with his first coming in 2007 while riding Curlin.


Archived Preakness Stakes odds: 20202019

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