Two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the return leg of the Triple Crown Race is here.
The 2021 Preakness Stakes are even more intriguing this year due to the controversy surrounding Medina Spirit, the winner of the Derby. A test result after the race showed that the horse had 21 picograms of betamethasone, 11 more than the legal racing limit. Trainer Bob Baffert insists that the positive test was not drug-related and describes Churchill Down’s decision to void the horse’s victory – until a second positive test – as an “injustice”.
Then there is the controversy: Mandaloun, the runner-up in the derby, will retrospectively be considered the winner at Churchill Downs if a second test confirms the first. But Mandaloun won’t run on the Pimlico circuit. So we could 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 spectacle on Saturday. Follow us as Sporting News provides live updates during the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
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Preakness Stakes end the order
This section will be updated with the final race results.
|3||Hot Rod Charlie|
Watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes
This section will be updated.
Preakness Stakes Live Updates, Highlights, Results
All times east
2:49 pm: For those curious how Medina Spirit will play out in today’s race:
2:23 pm: And winner of the seventh race at the Preakness: Mischief Afoot.
2:16 pm:Your winner for the 2021 Gallorette Stakes: Mean Mary!
2021 Preakness Stakes according to the time
Coverage of the 2021 Preakness Stakes begins at 2 p.m. (CET) on the NBC Sports Network. NBC will cover the coverage at 5:00 p.m. before the scheduled added time of the race at 6:50 p.m. (CET).
You can also stream the stakes live on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Preakness stakes by position
Below is the full list of entry spots, as well as each horse’s morning chances of winning the Preakness Stakes.
|7th||France Go De Ina||20/1|
|9||Willingness to take risks||15/1|