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!
Shared Belief Heads East for $1.5 Million Charles Town Classic
Shared Belief will be making his first start outside of California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-5. A four-year-old […]
Shared Belief will be making his first start outside of California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-5. A four-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride (ARG), he has won ten of his eleven career starts and is a perfect two-for-two this year. He was last seen winning the Santa Anita Handicap (G1). Regular rider Mike Smith will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position four.
Moreno trying to turn the tables on Shared Belief
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is the front-running Moreno for trainer Eric Guillot. A five-year-old son of Ghostzapper bred and owned by Southern Equine Stables, he has won three times over the course of his career and is a two-time graded stakes winner. He has been on the board in both starts this year and was third in the New Orleans Handicap (G2) last time out. Cornelio Velasquez will be aboard and they will break from post six.
General A Rod taking on top tier competition
Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is General A Rod for trainer Todd Pletcher. A stakes winning son of Roman Ruler, the four-year-old will be trying to earn the first graded stakes victory of his career. He made his second start of the year a winning one last time out with a sharp victory in the Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. John Velazquez has the mount and they will break from post position seven as he goes for his second straight win.
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.
Wise guys who liked Stradivari in the Preakness have every right to maintain their enthusiasm for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt in the Belmont Stakes where the intriguing runner will likely make his next start.