The second stage of the triple crown of horse racing is always full of intrigue. The 146. Preakness Stakes run is no different, but not for the usual reason.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, who was trained by legendary Bob Baffert, competes as a betting favorite despite controversy surrounding both horse and trainer. After Medina Spirit’s Derby win, he tested positive for a substance that is banned on race day, which cast doubt on his win for the time. He has since tested negative and will That’s why you are allowed to enter Preakness.
Baffert has taken his lumps from the racing community, was sued by Wetterand has decided to stay away from the Pimlico circuit in Baltimore.
Regardless, both of his entries are prepared for the competition on Saturday, with the Concert Tour being the second choice. Steve Asmussen’s Midnight Bourbon with Irad Ortiz Jr. on board comes into play 5-1.
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Preakness stakes according to time
The post time for the 2021 Preakness Stakes is 6:50 p.m. EST. The race will air on NBC.
TV and streaming information
The coverage of the Pimlico Race Course begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and continues at 5 p.m. on NBC. The race can be streamed via the NBC app or NBCSports.com.
Chances of winning for the field
Post position, horse, trainer, jockey, morning line quotas
1. Ram, D. Wayne Lukas, Ricardo Santana Jr., 30-1
2. Keepmeinmind, Robertino Diodoro, David Cohen, 15-1
3. Medina Spirit, Bob Baffert, John Velazquez, 9-5
4. Crowded trade, Chad Brown, Javier Castellano, 10-1
5. Midnight Bourbon, Steve Asmussen, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-1
6. Rombauer, Michael McCarthy, Flavien Prat, 12-1
7. France Go de Ina, Hideyuki Mori, Joel Rosario, 20-1
8. Unbridled Honor, Todd Pletcher, Luis Saez, 15-1
9. Risk Taking, Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz, 15-1
10. Concert Tour, Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, 5-2