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!
Undefeated Sunday Rules the Heavy Favorite in $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes
Sunday Rules has been tabbed as the overwhelming favorite at odds of 3-5 for trainer Philip D’Amato. A four-year-old daughter of Tribal Rule, she is undefeated from four starts and […]
Sunday Rules has been tabbed as the overwhelming favorite at odds of 3-5 for trainer Philip D’Amato. A four-year-old daughter of Tribal Rule, she is undefeated from four starts and was a state-bred stakes winner as a juvenile. She returned to the races in April off of a ten-month layoff and delivered as the heavy favorite in a front-running performance. Tyler Baze, aboard for her win last time out, will be iun the irons from post position five.
Harlington's Rose going for second straight stakes win
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Harlington’s Rose for trainer Steve Knapp. A four-year-old daughter of Harlington, she has won four of her 21 starts and has won against open company as well as against state-breds. She was last seen winning the Las Flores (G3) at Santa Anita in a minor upset performance with a run from off of the pace. Joe Talamo will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position two.
Tribal Gal returning from Arizona
Also in the field at morning line odds of 5-1 is Tribal Gal for trainer Kory Owens. A five-year-old daughter of Tribal Rule, she is a nine-time career winner for owner and breeder John Pendergast. She was last seen winning a minor stakes race in her home state of Arizona and has won at Santa Anita in the past. Rafael Bejarano will be back aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position six as she goes for her second win of the year.
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.