Known as “The Second Jewel of the Triple Crown” the Preakness Stakes was inaugurated in 1873. Of course, Preakness Stakes betting normally takes place in Mid-May after the Kentucky Derby. Due to COVID-19, the entire Triple Crown racing schedule has been flipped upside down. Normally the Kentucky Derby is the lead race. This year it will go second on Labor Day weekend. Belmont Stakes is associated with the final leg of the Triple Crown. For 2020 it will lead off the series. And the Preakness will go from its traditional second slot to third for this year.
2020 Preakness Stakes Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Saturday, October 3, 2020, 4:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland|
|2020 Preakness Stakes TV Coverage:||NBC|
|2020 Preakness Stakes Odds:||Click Here|
Preakness Stakes Overview
Fashion that the Preakness Stakes has long served as the opposite of the Kentucky Derby. Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore lacks the haughty twin spires and majestic beauty of the Derby’s Churchill Downs. Every horseman in the world dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby. By contrast, the Preakness Stakes is an afterthought. For the Kentucky Derby winner, the Preakness is a necessary inconvenience to progress towards the Triple Crown.
Also known as “The People’s Race” the Preakness Stakes is known most for its massive infield party. Tens of thousands of young people that care nothing for horse racing show up to get drunk and listen to live bands. However, some horsemen prefer Pimlico and the Preakness. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lucas says the Preakness is a relief after the pressure cooker of the Kentucky Derby. To illuminate Lucas says the Preakness is much more laid back and fun. Certainly, it lacks the reverence for tradition and ritual of Churchill Downs.
One tradition that the Preakness holds on to is blanketing the sportsbook winner with black-eyed Susans. The flowers are bright yellow and the official blossom of the state of Maryland.
Pimlico Race Course
Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course was opened in 1870. The Preakness is the only Grade 1 race run at Pimlico each year. In sum, it can accommodate up to 120,000 people.
Top Preakness Contenders for 2020
Barclay Tagg trained Tiz the Law is one of the top favorites for a Triple Crown shot this year. On the whole Tiz, the Law will be a popular Preakness Stakes Betting choice based on his dominant record. Tiz the Law has four wins in five starts including two in a row. He has Grade 1 wins at the Florida Derby and the Champagne. Besides that, it is a Grade 3 win at the Holy Bull.
In like manner is Wells Bayou catching serious attention. Brad Cox is the trainer for this colt that has three wins in six starts. Well, Bayou is best known for his win in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.
Bob Baffert trained Charlatan will draw considerable cash. Starting with Baffert himself is the reason why. Baffert is a Hall of Famer that is the hottest brand going for trainers. Consider he has two Triple Crown championships, most recently in 2018. Charlatan exploded into the Triple Crown scene with his Grade 1 Arkansas Derby win.
Also running for Baffert will be Authentic. This colt has three wins and a second-place run in four starts. Authentic won the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes and Grade 3 Sham. Late on the finished second at the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.