The 2023 Preakness Stakes is coming up Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico! It is one of the most eagerly-awaited events of the racing year, and this is the place to […]
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Multiple champion Beholder tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-5 for trainer Richard Mandella. A five-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, she has won eleven of her sixteen starts including two Breeders’ Cup races. She has been on the shelf since April when she won the Santa Lucia Stakes as the heavy favorite in her only start since September. Gary Stevens will be in the irons and they will break from post position four.
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Warren’s Veneda for trainer Craig Lewis. A California-bred daughter of Affirmative, the five-year-old mare is an eight-time winner and has won three of her four starts this year including the Santa Margarita (G1) two starts back. She was third as the heavy favorite in the Vanity (G1) in her most recent start and is scheduled to break from post position five under regular rider Tyler Baze.
Also in the field at morning line odds of 20-1 is Cast in Silver, a long shot for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A four-year-old daughter of City Zip, the bay filly is a half-sister to Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Palace Malice and has won three of her six starts. After winning an optional claiming race by a head last time out, she will be stepping up to stakes company and trying conventional dirt for the first time. Flavien Prat will be aboard from post three.
The Preakness Stakes is coming up on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The second jewel of the American Triple Crown drew a field of 10 top three-year-olds. Find out the top contenders in the race, and learn the best places to place your bets!
After all the drama of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the racing scene shifts to Pimlico Race Course in anticipation of the running of the 2019 Preakness Stakes. A couple of the high-profile contenders from the Derby are expected in the field, as well as a number of new shooters that add to the handicapping puzzle and could provide good betting value.
The field has been established for the 2016 running of the Belmont Stakes and of the thirteen contenders, there are four horses who competed in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and are moving on to the third jewel of the Triple Crown.