The 145th running season of the Preakness Stakes will commence on May 16, 2020. It follows two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. This middle jewel of the U.S. Triple Crown Series will take place at the Pimlico Park amidst being rumored to head onto a different racing field this year.
As we count the days down before the 2020 Preakness Stakes, a lot of horse athletes have submitted their bid to run in Pimlico. Although the Kentucky Derby has not started yet and it comes first before the Preakness, reports are showing that at least 347 horse racers have given their interest to join the Preakness Stakes.
Out of these 347 horse athletes, there are some who dominated the odds leaderboard as early as now. Remember that the Preakness Stakes Race, along with the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, offers more than a million-dollar purse prize, and the betting games come massive. Therefore, let’s get to know some of the Preakness Stakes hopefuls that lead the poll in the odds today.
Storm the Court
Storm the Court tops the poll for the best entry to clinch the Preakness Stakes title this year. He is a three-year-old thoroughbred that gets trained by Peter Eurton. He had an amazing racing form that generates two notable victories and one placement.
He placed third after joining the American Pharaoh Stakes on September 27, 2019, at Santa Anita. A few months later, he decided to run in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 1, 2019, where he won the title.
Authentic is also part of the 2020 Preakness odds with the best value in today’s bidding. He is Bob Baffert’s entry who’s considered as one of the undefeated horses to compete in the Preakness.
Earlier this year, Baffert confirmed that Authentic would also run in the Derby. He is the current Grade 2 Sham Stakes titleholder and looks forward to a Triple Crown title this season.
Steven Asmussen doesn’t want to get left behind as he sends Basin to compete in the 2020 Preakness Stakes. This horse athlete had won both first and second places by the time he competed in the Maiden Special Weight races.
His first stakes race, which was the Runhappy Hopeful Stakes, was a title that he took part last September 2, 2019, at Saratoga.
Chance It has the most colorful horse racing form since he started his racing career. He is trained by Saffie A. Joseph, who started six racing competitions. Four of these races were titles and two of which are in second place.
Last August 3, 2019, he competed at Gulfstream Park for FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Frager Stakes and won first place. Three weeks later, he joined FTBOA Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes and got second place. On September 28, 2019, he placed first in FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes. His last achievement was a victory in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes on January 4, 2020, held at Gulfstream Park.
Dennis’ Moment is a 2020 Kentucky Derby hopeful that will continue his quest for the Triple Crown and confirms his entry to the Preakness Stakes this year. He is colt trained by Dale Romans, who also started his racing career with a bang.
After he won the Maiden Special Weight on July 27, 2019, held at Ellis Park, Dennis’ Moment competed in the Iroquois Stakes last September 14, 2019, at Churchill Downs where he was declared as the winner. On November 1, 2019, he joined the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, where he landed in the 8th place.
Aside from Authentic, Bob Baffert will also send Eight Rings in the 2020 Preakness Stakes. He is a three-year-old that currently holds the title for the American Pharoah Stakes held last September 27, 2019, at Santa Anita. Last November 1, 2019, he joined the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, where he only placed 6th.
Enforceable joins the leaderboard for the best horse racer to bet in the 2020 Preakness Stakes. This horse athlete is trained by Mark E. Casse, who recorded seven racing accomplishments since his birth. He currently tallies two titles, one in second place, and two third-place finishes.
After placing several Maiden Special Weight races, he competed in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, where he placed 3rd. On November 30, 2019, he saddled up in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, where he landed in fourth place. His last and most notable racing achievement was a title that he won in the Lecomte Stakes held on January 18, 2020, at FairGrounds.
A lot of horse racing fans are now excited to take part in the U.S. Triple Crown this year, especially the Preakness Stakes. Hence, with the list of the 2020 Preakness Stakes hopefuls who lead the poll for betting, you can have a clearer guide as to which entry you are going to wager at Pimlico Park on May 16.
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