Note to Readers: the situation with Medina Spirit is still up in the air as of May 11 at 4:40pm EST. We’ll be keeping a close on eye on any new developments. A Medina Spirit disqualification will move the odds significantly and (obviously) make the Triple Crown 2021 a non-starter. Check back here for updates or follow us on Twitter to get instant Preakness 2021 updates and alerts.
The Preakness 2021 Champion is Rombauer with Midnight Bourbon placing and Medina Spirit in 3rd place. Watch the entire race below:
Update 05/14/2021 @ 14:00 EST: Horse betting odds table updated below.
Update 05/11/2021 @ 17:30 EST: still unconfirmed but there may be an agreement that would let Medina Spirit run in the Preakness Stakes 2021. Stay tuned.
Medina Spirit – Preakness Stakes 2021 Odds
With the 2021 Kentucky Derby still impressing the racing world with unexpected results, the horse racing world shifts its focus to the 2021 Preakness where Medina Spirit sets his sights on the Triple Crown.
This Florida-raised 3-year-old colt surprised just about everyone at Churchill Downs in the Kentucky Derby. Breaking all the predictions that gave him 12-1 odds of winning.
Medina Spirit – Doping Controversy
All eyes are on Medina Spirit in the 2021 Preakness Stakes, but not in the way we thought it would be after his impressive Kentucky Derby victory. The colt tested positive for a drug test that was announced on Sunday, putting the search for the Triple Crown in serious jeopardy.
As of Sunday night, the colt had not yet been stripped of the Kentucky Derby crown, but his trainer was drastically sanctioned with a ban on entering any horse in races at Churchill Downs.
This positive test significantly changed the plans regarding the race at the Pimlico racecourse and also forced the draw for the position of the horses to be moved from Monday to Tuesday, so that there was enough time to make a fair decision.
If there is any disqualification from Medina Spirit, Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun would be the new champion, and despite this, this colt is not scheduled to run at the Preakness.
But, if there is no disqualification or they simply let the horse compete in this race, Medina Spirit would undoubtedly be one of the main candidates to win.
Bob Baffert Responds to Doping Controversy
Things got a little bit weird when Bob Baffert, Medina Spirit’s Trainer took to mainstream media to address the Kentuck Racing Commission and Churchill Down’s doping accusations.
In response to Baffert’s baffling Cancel Culture comments, the internet did it’s thing and the Memes started being posted faster than American Pharoh coming out of the gates…
We double checked our sources on this one and yes, The Donald really did call Medina Spirit a junkie.
The only innocent one in this is Medina Spirit…
What Happens if Medina Spirit is Disqualified from the Preakness?
A second positive test — called a “split sample” has to be administered before a horse can be disqualified.
If that second test does come back positive, second-place Derby finisher Mandaloun would be declared the race winner.
Mandaloun isn’t running in the Preakness, so that outcome would mean there will be no Triple Crown champion in 2021.
Another of the horses that can give Medina Spirit the fight is Concert Tour, which has three victories and was third in the last Arkansas Derby in April.
Let’s have a look at the horses that (may) participate in the 2021 edition of the Preakness Stakes
2021 Preakness Stakes Horses, Betting Odds and Lines
Preakness Stakes 2021 Horses
|Odds||Rating||Horse||Trainer / Jockey||Last Start|
|9-5||8.42||Medina Spirit Protonico||B. Baffert||1st, 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1)|
|5-2||8.05||Concert Tour Street Sense||B. Baffert||3rd, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1)|
|5-1||7.63||Midnight Bourbon Tiznow||S. Asmussen||6th, 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1)|
|10-1||6.84||Crowded Trade More Than Ready||C. Brown||3rd, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2)|
|12-1||6.69||Rombauer Twirling Candy||M. McCarthy||3rd, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2)|
|15-1||6.20||Keepmeinmind Laoban||R. Diodoro||7th, 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1)|
|15-1||5.90||Risk-Taking Medaglia d'Oro||C. Brown||7th, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2)|
|30-1||5.47||Ram American Pharoah||D. Lukas||1st, CD Allow (5/1/2021-R1)|
|15-1||4.77||Unbridled Honor Honor Code||T. Pletcher||2nd, 2021 Lexington (G3)|
When, Where and How to Watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes
- When is it? The event started on May 15, 2021, at 16:50 ET.
- Where? Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, EE.UU.
- Where to see it? NBC
- How to Stream the 2021 Preakness Stakes? Stream Live on NBC Live