Exciting days, without a doubt, for all Horse Racing fans and lovers around the globe; it is Triple Crown time and we’re just getting started. Have you ever been able to enjoy the biggest races of the year at the track, or just chilling out somewhere with your friends without the stress of having to run your business at the same time? If you haven’t, then it’s time for you to try a good Price per Head service that can take that weight off your back. Just think it over and give us a call.
So, here’s the thing; the Kentucky Derby was the first of the three events, it was held on May 4th and it will be, without a doubt, one of the most talked about Derbies in recent times. Maximum Security crossed the line first but was later disqualified for interference, leaving the prize to a big underdog, Country House, which was awarded with the win, against all odds.
Next stop is the Preakness Stakes, which runs this Saturday, May 18th, at Pimlico. However, none of the two big stars of the Kentucky Derby will be a part of the race; Maximum Security was ruled out for 15 racing days, which means that, not only will it miss the race this Saturday, but probably, the Belmont Stakes as well, depending on how well the appeals go. On the other hand, Country House hasn’t had enough time to recover after the Derby’s tough conditions and will not take part in the event this Saturday at Pimlico.
It becomes obvious then, that this year we won’t have a Triple Crown winner, as it was the case last year with Justify, as we all can remember. So, who’s under the spotlight right now? Well, trainer Bob Baffert is always a man to look at in these events, and one of his horses, Improbable, has taken the top spot, with 2-1 odds, having finished fourth at the Derby. Right after Improbable we have War of Will paying 3-1, and something worth mentioning here is that these are two of just four horses in the Kentucky Derby lineup that will run the Preakness Stakes. Behind them we have; Alwaysmining and Win Win Win, with 8-1 odds each, Anothertwistafate 9-1, Bourbon War and Owendale with 10-1, Signalman 14-1, Bodexpress 16-1, Laughing Fox 18-1, Market King 20-1 and Warrior’s Charge 33-1. Early odds of course, things will move as the day of the race gets closer. Once we know each horse’s starting positions, things will start to heat up.
Remember, this is the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes, and post time is 6:48 pm ET on Saturday, May 18th.
Finally, we can’t forget to mention the third big race of this Triple Crown schedule; the 2019 Belmont Stakes will take place on June 8th at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, so it’s three weeks of rest before the final showdown of the season.
There is no doubt that both of the upcoming races will be electrifying, after what we saw at Churchill Downs a few days ago. One of the best things about the Triple Crown races is that, being so close to each other, the drama and excitement of the first one just helps build up the next one. All eyes are on the track now, and it’s up to you to make the right call.