Preakness Stakes 2019 - Triple Crown Betting

Preakneess Stakes OddsThe second leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown is the Preakness Stakes, which takes place on the third Saturday of May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. With the Triple Crown at stake, rarely do we see the Kentucky Derby winner pass on the Preakness, allowing for the excitement of a history making event. There is one shot at a Triple Crown winner when the horses get into the stalls a Pimlico. Country House, a longshot who won the Kentucky Derby in controversial style, will go for the win. Maximum Security, the horse that crossed the finish line first in Louisville, will look to claim the victory at Pimlico on May 18.

2019 Preakness Stakes

Date and Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6:48 p.m. ET (NBC)

Track: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD

Race Distance: 1 3/16 miles ( 9.5 furlongs )

Preakness Stakes TV Coverage: NBC

The Preakness is shorter than the Kentucky Derby and it will not have as many horses, as only 14 horses can race in the Preakness. Rarely does the Preakness have a full field, as the average amount of horses running is about 10 with last year's field totaling eight. Some of the horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby will come back and run in the Preakness, including Kentucky Derby winner Country House. There will also be some new runners who didn't qualify for the Derby.

The Preakness is not a race for longshot bettors. There has never been a Preakness winner that had odds of more than 24-1. Master Derby won the Preakness at odds of just over 23-1 in 1975. The Preakness has been a race where the favored horse has done well through the years. Justify was the race time favorite last year and won by a half-length on his way to the Triple Crown.

Country House, who was awarded first place at the Kentucky Derby after a lengthy review, will have his Triple Crown bid in play. However, he's unlikely to be the betting favorite. Code of Honor and Tacitus are expected to enter the Preakness after running at Churchill Downs. Anothertwistafate and Alwaysmining are a pair of non-Derby horses to keep an eye on.

Most Jockey Preakness Wins

Jockey Wins Years Won
Eddie Arcaro 6 1941, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1957
Pat Day 5 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996
George Barbee 3 1873, 1876, 1883
Bill Hartack 3 1956, 1964, 1969
Lloyd Hughes 3 1875, 1879, 1880
Gary Stevens 3 1997, 2001, 2013
Victor Espinoza 3 2002, 2014, 2015
Kent Desormeaux 3 1998, 2002, 2016

Hall of Famer Mike Smith rode his first Preakness Stakes winner last year on the mount of Triple Crown winner Justify. The two current jockeys with the most wins are Victor Espinoza and Kent Desormeaux at three wins each. The all-time record for jockey wins is held by Eddie Arcaro at six.

Most Trainer Preakness Wins

Trainer Wins Years Won
R. Wyndham Walden 7 1875, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1888
Bob Baffert 7 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2015, 2018
D. Wayne Lukas 6 1980, 1985, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2013
Thomas J. Healey 5 1901, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1929
Jim Fitzsimmons 4 1930, 1935, 1955, 1957
Jimmy Jones 4 1947, 1948, 1956, 1958

Legendary Bob Baffert matched the record for most trainer wins at the Preakness by winning with Justify last year. He joined select company becoming the third to train two Triple Crowns winners with American Pharoah winning all three legs in 2015. Baffert had three horses entered in the Kentucky Derby and will assuredly have an interest in the Preakness.

Baffert broke a tie with another legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas to grab a share of the top spot with R. Wyndham Walden, who trained seven of the first 16 winners at the Preakness Stakes.

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