The 2021 Preakness Stakes will take place on Saturday, May 15 from Pimlico Race Course. On the heels of a controversial Kentucky Derby, the bid for a Triple Crown is in place.
Preakness Stakes, Medina Spirit take center stage
Medina Spirit heads into the 2021 Preakness Stakes as the 9-5 favorite in the morning line. With the No. 3 post, the Bob Baffert trained horse is the big favorite in the 10-field race.
The Baltimore Sun indicates that Medina Spirit is being allowed to run on Saturday despite testing positive for the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone, a result that still could cost him his victory May 1 in the Kentucky Derby. ESPN reported on Friday that Medina Spirit passed every drug test heading into this race so there should not be any issues.
While many horse racing fans are looking forward to the big race, it is far from the only big race going on at Pimlico this Saturday. Preakness Day action begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the $100,000 Sir Barton for 3-year-olds leading off a lineup of 10 stakes, six graded, worth $2.25 million in purses. The Preakness is Race 13 on the 14-race card.
Field, Odds, and how to watch live
Below is a listing of entries for the 2021 Preakness Stakes. If you aren’t heading to the track to watch all of the action you still have plenty of ways to see each race live as it unfolds.
Preakness coverage will air Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. After that, the action will shift to NBC from 5 p.m to 7:30 p.m. If you are on the go don’t worry. You can watch the races streaming live online via your smartphone, tablet, or any compatible device through NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app.
As always, be sure to check back here for the payouts and results as they will be posted in the comments section below.
- No. 1 Ram (30-1) Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.
- No. 2 Keepmeinmind (15-1) Trainer: Robertino Diodoro Jockey: David Cohen
- No. 3 Medina Spirit (9-5) Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: John Velazquez
- No. 4 Crowded Trade (10-1) Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Javier Castellano
- No. 5 Midnight Bourbon (5-1) Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
- No. 6 Rombauer (12-1) Trainer: Michael McCarthy Jockey: Flavien Prat
- No. 7 France Go de Ina (20-1) Trainer: Hideyuki Mori Jockey: Joel Rosario
- No. 8 Unbridled Honor (15-1) Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Luis Saez
- No. 9 Risk Taking (15-1) Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Jose Ortiz
- No. 10 Concert Tour (5-2) Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Mike Smith