Preakness 2021 Betting Odds & Picks: Rombauer’s Upset Win

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.

Baffert blames Cancel Culture. Ummm ok.

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.

Donald Trump will always be Donald Trump

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

What Happens to Bets if Medina Spirit is Disqualified?

We know a lot of bettors who are worried about their wagers if Medina Spirit is disqualified.

In Horse Racing, once a result is official, the bet is over, and results don’t change.

These after-the-fact technicalities can alter the record books, but they don’t change what happened at the sportsbook or at the race track. You’ll always want to be careful where you bet on horse racing online.

There are some shady offshore books who may try to recall your winnings, even though the changes are slim. If we think about this for a second, Medina Spirit upset almost everyone picks and predictions.

That means bookmakers, sportsbooks and raccebooks all made a significant profit since the majority of bets were placed on the favorites.

Sure a small number of people made money on Medina Spirit but many more gamblers lost, meaning the Kentucky Derby 2021 was a very good race for sports betting operators.

It wouldn’t be in their best interest to cause outrage to roll back a relatively small portion of their losses.

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

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