Two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the second stage of the Triple Crown Race has arrived.
The 2021 Preakness Stakes have even more intrigue this year due to the controversy surrounding Derby winner Medina Spirit. A post-race test result revealed the horse had 21 picograms of betamethasone, 11 more than the legal race limit. Coach Bob Baffert insists the positive test was not the result of drugs, calling Churchill Downs’ decision to invalidate the horse’s victory – pending a second positive test – “an injustice”.
Adding to the controversy: Mandaloun, the Derby finalist, will retroactively be considered the winner at Churchill Downs if a second test confirms the first. But Mandaloun will not be racing in the Pimlico Race Course. So we might have a scenario where Medina Spirit wins the race without being in the official race for the Triple Crown.
All the more reason to watch the show on Saturday. Keep up to date with Sporting News which provides live updates during the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
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Order of arrival of Preakness Stakes
This section will be updated with the final results of the race.
|Post office||Horse||To win||In law||Show|
|1||Spirit of Medina|
|3||Hot Rod Charlie|
|7||Keep me in mind|
Watch the challenges of Preakness 2021
This section will be updated.
Preakness Stakes Live Updates, Highlights, Results
Every hour in the East
2:49 p.m .: For those who are curious to see how Medina Spirit will perform in today’s race:
2:23 p.m .: And winner of race 7 at Preakness: Mischief Afoot.
2:16 p.m .:Your winner for the 2021 Gallorette Stakes: Mean Mary!
2021 Preakness Stakes after the hour
Coverage of the 2021 Preakness Stakes will begin at 2 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. NBC will pick up coverage at 5 p.m. prior to the scheduled race start time of 6:50 p.m. ET.
You can also stream the Stakes live with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Preakness Stakes Position Positions
Below is the full list of starting points, along with each morning horse’s odds of winning the Preakness Stakes.
|2||Keep me in mind||15/1|
|3||Spirit of Medina||9/5|
|7||France Go De Ina||20/1|