2018 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 5, 2018
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 19, 2018
The Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park - June 9, 2018

Preakness Stakes 2015 Post Positions & Odds

Preakness Stakes

The post positions and opening race odds are out for the 2015 Preakness Stakes field.

This year a small but deep field will battle it out in the 13th race at Pimlico on Saturday, May 16th.

Favorite and Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah gets the #1 gate which hasn’t produced a winner in the Preakness since 1986. We’ll find out Saturday if jockey Victor Espinoza can break the streak and keep the 2015 Triple Crown dream alive.

1. American Pharoah
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Victor Espinoza
Odds: 4-5

2. Dortmund
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Martin Garcia
Odds: 7-2

3. Mr. Z
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: Corey Nakatani
Odds: 20-1

4. Danzig Moon
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Odds: 15-1

5. Tale of Verve
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Odds: 30-1

6. Bodhisattva
Trainer: Jose Corrales
Jockey: Travor McCarthy
Odds: 20-1

7. Divining Rod
Trainer: Arnaud Delacour
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Odds: 12-1

8. Firing Line
Trainer: Simon Callaghan
Jockey: Gary Stevens
Odds: 4-1

This race looks like a Kentucky Derby rematch as five (American Pharoah, Dortmund, Firing Line, Danzig Moon and Mr. Z) of the eight horse field are ready to go again in the Preakness.  The last time all three top Kentucky Derby finishers ran in the Preakness was in 2009.

A noticeable absence from the Preakness field are horses trained by Todd Pletcher.  Materiality, Carpe Diem, Competitive Edge, and Stanford all are being held from the Preakness to potentially be ready for the Belmont Stakes.

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