Preakness Stakes Odds: Nysos Closes as 5-2 Favorite in First Future Wager

The 149th Preakness Stakes will be run on May 18, 2024. Who will win the second jewel of the Triple Crown?

Mar 6, 2024 • 15:10 ET • 3 min read
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The 149th Preakness Stakes, as is tradition, will take place two weeks after the Kentucky Derby on May 18. Although odds for the second jewel of the Triple Crown are currently not available across major sportsbooks, the Maryland Jockey Club conducted Pool 1 of the Preakness 149 future wager over the first weekend of March, and fans and bettors got a sense as to who some of the principle contenders will be for the 1 3/16th-mile classic at Pimlico.

Here is our latest Preakness odds update.

Preakness Stakes 2024 odds

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Preakness Future Pool 1 final odds

Horse Odds
Agate Road 42-1
Book 'Em Danno 59-1
Born Noble 49-1
Catching Freedom 77-1
Change of Command 99-1
Coach Prime 32-1
Common Defense 99-1
Conquest Warrior 34-1
Domestic Product 51-1
Dornoch 18-1
Drip 92-1
Endlessly 26-1
Epic Ride 99-1
Fierceness 29-1
Forever Young 33-1
Hades 54-1
Hall of Fame 45-1
Honor Marie 73-1
Inveigled 99-1
Just a Touch 62-1
Knightsbridge 63-1
Liberal Arts 99-1
Locked 34-1
Maymun 20-1
Muth 19-1
Mystik Dan 30-1
Nash 99-1
No More Time 99-1
Nysos 5-2
Resilience 99-1
Sierra Leone 14-1
Snead 99-1
Speak Easy 46-1
Speedyness 99-1
Stronghold 99-1
Timberlake 23-1
Track Phantom 45-1
Tuscan Sky 76-1
Victory Avenue 50-1
All Other Three-Year-Olds 5-1

Odds as of March 2, 2024.

What is the Preakness Stakes?

The Preakness Stakes is an annual horse racing event held on the third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is one of the most prestigious thoroughbred horse races in the United States and is the second jewel of the Triple Crown, following the Kentucky Derby and preceding the Belmont Stakes.

The Preakness Stakes has a long history dating back to 1873, making it one of the oldest races in American horse racing. It is a Grade I stakes race, meaning it attracts top-class horses, jockeys, and trainers from around the country. The race is open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds, and they compete over a distance of 1 3/16 miles (approximately 9.5 furlongs) on a dirt track.

The Preakness Stakes has become known for its exciting and fast-paced nature. It often draws a large crowd, with attendees sporting vibrant attire and participating in festive traditions. The race itself is a thrilling spectacle, as jockeys and horses sprint towards the finish line in hopes of securing victory and moving closer to a potential Triple Crown title.

Traditionally, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown, moves on to compete in the Preakness Stakes. If the same horse wins both races, it has a chance to complete the Triple Crown by racing in the Belmont Stakes. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Justify in 2018.

Odds of past Preakness Stakes winners

Here are the winners of the Preakness Stakes since 2002, their post positions, and their morning line odds.   

Year Preakness Stakes Winner Post Position Morning line odds
2023 National Treasure 1 4/1
2022 Early Voting 5 5/1
2021 Rombauer 6 12/1
2020 Swiss Skydiver 4 11/1
2019 War of Will 1 4/1
2018 Justify 7 1/2
2017 Cloud Computing 2 12/1
2016 Exaggerator 5 3/1
2015 American Pharoah 1 4/5
2014 California Chrome 3 3/5
2013 Oxbow 6 15/1
2012 I'll Have Another 9 5/2
2011 Shackleford 5 12/1
2010 Lookin At Lucky 7 3/1
2009 Rachel Alexandra 13 8/5
2008 Big Brown 6 1/5
2007 Curlin 4 7/2
2006 Bernardini 8 8/1
2005 Afleet Alex 12 6/5
2004 Smarty Jones 7 2/5
2003 Funny Cide 9 1/1
2002 War Emblem 8 3/1

Everything you need to know about Pimlico Race Course

  • Pimlico Race Course is located in the Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It has been the on-and-off home of the Preakness Stakes since the race's inception in 1873, holding the race continuously since 1909.
  • Pimlico Race Course features a one-mile dirt track, which is the surface used for the Preakness Stakes. The oval track has a circumference of 1 1/16 miles, and the stretch run is 1,152 feet long. The track surface is known for its distinct reddish-brown color.
  • The most notable feature of the Pimlico track is its tight turns. The turns are known for being challenging, especially the first turn, which is often described as sharp and demanding. The configuration of the track can impact a horse's running style and requires jockeys and horses to navigate the turns skillfully.
  • Pimlico Race Course has a seating capacity of approximately 125,000 spectators. The facility offers various amenities, including grandstand seating, luxury suites, dining options, and wagering facilities. The track also hosts other races and events throughout the year.
  • Pimlico Race Course holds a significant place in horse racing history. It is the second-oldest racetrack in the United States, and the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, has been held at Pimlico since its inception. The track has witnessed many memorable moments and legendary horses throughout its long history.

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Following the changes to the iGaming regulations on April 4, 2022, horse racing betting is no longer available at sportsbooks. Those in Ontario who are looking to bet on the Preakness Stakes will need to sign up at one of Woodbine's two online offerings, HPIbet and Dark Horse Bets

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