The 2019 Preakness Stakes Sure Contenders

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May 15, 2019 04:30 PM EDT

Saturday - May 18, 2019, will mark the newest edition of the second jewel of the Triple Crown Series which is the Preakness Stakes. This racing showdown will once again be competed by three-year-old thoroughbred racers in the Grace 1 Stake category. This will take place in the race course of Pimlico Park in Baltimore, Maryland this year.

Ideally, the U.S Triple Crown Series is composed of three major horse racing showdown namely the Kentucky Derby which is the first leg and will come off on May 4. Next, is the Preakness Stakes which will follow two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and finally, the final jewel which is the Belmont Stakes which will take place in June 2019.

While the Kentucky Derby has already completed the line up of entries this year to produce an excellent racing showdown, the Preakness Stakes has also shown the list of sure horse racers who will compete the Preakness crown this year. Hence, let's get to know these entries and see how they will perform in the Pimlico race course so you can create the best betting strategies and wage for your favorite entries.

Code of Honor

His trainer, Claude McGaughey has confirmed Code of Honor's entry for the Preakness Stakes this year. This colt has made extravagant horse racing achievements which made him his trainer decide to look forward to competing for this year's Preakness crown. Code of Honor has shown a lot of stamina and agility in his last racing showdown, his trainer added.

Code of Honor joined the last racing show in Gulfstream Park for the Fountain of Youth showdown in Grade 2 Stakes where he generated a $400,000 winning prize. Actually, he edged some of the strongest derby contenders saddling a convincing length victory. Thus, he is seen to showcase a great action on May 18 during the Preakness Stakes.

Game Winner

This colt has earned so much pride as one of the favorites for the Triple Crown this year. This colt is a thoroughbred colt of the Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert. Last year's Triple Crown was won by Justify which was also Bob Baffert's entry. Game Winner will head on to start in the Kentucky Derby and will surely take part in the upcoming Preakness Stakes.

Looking into the racing form of Game Winner, he nailed an unbeaten record in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile, so as with American Pharoah Stakes and Del Mar Futurity. Though he suffered a heartbreaking loss in Rebel Stakes and Santa Anita Derby, he still gained so much respect and favorites from the horse racing community still boost his confidence to be the possible Triple Crown winner this year.

Hidden Scroll

This colt will have a debut in the Kentucky Derby so as a confirmed entry in the Preakness Stakes. He is one of the surprise entry racers in which a lot of racing fans didn't expect him to take part. He is trained by Bill Mott and owned by Juddmonte Farms. Although Bill Mott shocked every spectator when he lost the Fountain of Youth, Hidden Scroll is his another entry in Preakness that might end up in flying colors.

According to his trainer, Hidden Scroll has been sent to Kentucky Derby to test his ability, but he was clearly trained to be the next Preakness winner instead.


Another Bob Baffert's colt entry who will take part the Preakness Stakes this year is Improbable. His racing forms speaks it all according to his trainer that's why he was decided to take let in for the Preakness. In line with his achievements, he placed second in Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, but has placed first in three main horse racing shows namely Los Alamitos Futurity, Street Sense, and MSW.

In fact, his trainer has also sent him to join the derby this week and he is one of the top contenders to follow this year.

Mucho Gusto

Bob Baffert won't stop in giving one or two entries, but he has also Mucho Gusto to complete his list of front-runners this year for the Preakness Stakes. In the pre-Kentucky Derby race, this colt has shown amazing racing performances which had helped him earned credibility to run for the Preakness Stakes.

Besides, Mucho Gusto has also placed in Santa Anita Derby and became a victorious entry in Los Alamitos Futurity. Although he secures a spot in the derby, his trainer Bob Baffert trained him well to be the next Preakness Stakes title holder.


Not really a favorite in Kentucky Derby, but this colt has earned a lot of respect for the Preakness Stakes 2019. In the Fountain of Youth competition, he placed third following Bourbon War and Code of Honor. On the other hand, he became victorious by the time he took part in Nashua Stakes and MSW. Vekoma may not earn so many favorite votes from the horse racing community, but his trainer Mark Casse believes that he is ideal for the Preakness crown on May 18 in Pimlico Park.

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