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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Everyone not named Palace Malice could be running for minor awards in the 1.5 million dollar Grade I Whitney August 2 at Saratoga.
Unbeaten since his return as a four year-old, Palace Malice has been ultra-impressive for trainer Todd Pletcher collecting a grade III win, two grade two victories, and a Grade I in four starts this year. Three wins of those wins came at the one mile distance, while the Grade II New Orleans Handicap score was at a mile and an eighth – the same distance as the Whitney. Distance is of little concern anyway to Palace Malice who won the Grade I Belmont Stakes at a mile and half as a three year-old.
Palace Malice has posted Beyer speed figures of 114, 113, and 111 in his last three starts and has recorded triple digit Beyers in his last eight starts. No runner in this field comes close to matching that kind of consistency or brilliance. Palace Malice has also shown a versatile running style and can be anywhere jockey John Valazquez prefers. He has also performed well at Saratoga in the past with two wins in three lifetimes starts including the Grade II Jim Dandy last year.
4/1 second choice Will Take Charge certainly cannot be dismissed, but last year’s runner-up in the Breeder’s Cup Classic must rebound from back to back subpar starts for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. A return to his best form, however, would make Will Take Charge a serious contender in the Whitney.
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.