Now that the dust has settled with the 2019 Kentucky Derby, it’s time to turn our attention to the 2019 Preakness Stakes. The 2019 Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. This is the second leg out of the three races for the Triple Crown Races.
This Saturday will be the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes and Post Time will be at 6:48 p.m. EST. Unfortunately, there will not be a Triple Crown winner this year. Kentucky Derby winner Country House is skipping the race due to a cough he developed. Country House is not seriously sick but just requires some blood work.
Maximum Security who was the favorite in the Kentucky Derby but was disqualified will also skip the 2019 Preakness Stakes. Code of Honor who was the Kentucky Derby runner-up will also opt out of the Preakness Stakes. Also not participating in this years Preakness Stakes is Tacitus who ran 3rd in the Kentucky Derby.
So this leaves the 2019 Preakness Stakes wide open for the returning Kentucky Derby horses and newcomers that didn’t appear in the Derby. Improbable, War of Will, Bodexpress, and Win Win Win are the only four horses that are continuing to the Preakness Stakes.
2019 Preakness Stakes Post Positions
Mike Smith is riding Improbable in the Preakness Stakes, will that make a difference? Current morning odds are showing Improbable as the favorite.
The expected field of 12 horses, this will be the largest field since 2011 when there were 14 horses competing. The payout may not be as impressive as the Kentucky Derby with a 65/1 winning the race but be it will be very exciting to watch.
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