2024 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 4, 2024
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 18, 2024
The Belmont Stakes
Saratoga - June 8, 2024

2024 Preakness Field and Early Odds

The field for the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes is set. We had to wait a week to see if Derby winner Mystik Dan would be coming to race at Pimlico. He is… so we’ll have a shot at a possible Triple Crown winner this year!

No horse has taken the first two legs of the Triple Crown since 2018. Trainer Kenny McPeek hopes Mystik Dan with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. can be the one coming from the No. 5 post position.

Bob Baffert’s Muth had opened as the early favorite but has been scratched due to illness. He still has a shot at a record extending 9th Preakness win with Imagination in the No. 9 spot.

88 year old trainer D. Wayne Lukas has 2 of the 8 horses in this race and looks to get his 7th Preakness win.

1MugatuJ. BravoJ. Engler20-1
2Uncle HeavyI Ortiz Jr.R Reed Jr.20-1
3Catching FreedomF. PratBrian Cox6-1
4Muth (scratched)J. HernandezBob Bafferrt8-5
5Mystik DanBrian Hernandez Jr.Kenny McPeek5-2
6Seize the GreyJ. TorresD. Wayne Lucas15-1
7Just SteelJ. RosarioD. Wayne Lucas15-1
8Tuscan GoldTyler GaffalioneC. Brown8-1
9ImaginationJ. DettoriBob Baffert6-1

Interestingly since 2012 this is the first time the Derby winner was not the early favorite in the Preakness.

We’ll see what happens on Saturday with the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes… enjoy the race!