Odds for Medina Spirit to Win the Triple Crown

Medina Spirit stands out side the stakes barn after the morning work out at Pimlico Race Course on May 12, 2021.

Last Updated: May 12, 2021 11:57 AM ET
Medina Spirit stands out side the stakes barn after the morning work out at Pimlico Race Course on May 12, 2021. - Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Photo By - Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Update: There will not be a Triple Crown winner in 2021 as Medina Spirit failed to win the Preakness Stakes.

The dream is still alive for Medina Spirit and he has been given odds of +800 to win the Triple Crown.

Medina Spirit will race in the Preakness Stakes after all, despite doping allegations against the horse following his Kentucky Derby win.

Trainer Bob Baffert, who is at the center of the Medina Spirit controversy, would become the first trainer in history to capture the Triple Crown three times if Medina Spirit can win the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.

2021 Triple Crown odds

William Hill (Canada and UK) have posted odds on whether Medina Spirit will win the Triple Crown, with "yes" being the only option available. 

Will Medina Spirit win the Triple Crown?

Result Odds
Yes +800

At odds of +800, William Hill is saying that there is an 11.11% probability that Medina Spirit wins the Triple Crown.

Past Triple Crown winners

There have been 13 Triple Crown winners in history, with two coming since 2015.

Year Horse Trainer
2018 Justify Bob Baffert
2015 American Pharoah Bob Baffert
1978 Affirmed Laz Barrera
1977 Seattle Slew William H. Turner, Jr.
1973 Secretariat Lucien Laurin
1948 Citation Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones
1946 Assault Max Hirsch
1943 Count Fleet Don Cameron
1941 Whirlaway Ben A. Jones
1937 War Admiral Geoge Conway
1935 Omaha Jim Fitzsimmons
1930 Gallant Fox Jim Fitzsimmons
1919 Sir Barton H. Guy Bedwell

What is the Triple Crown?

For those not familiar with U.S. horse racing, the Triple Crown is the top honor awarded each year and goes to the three-year-old Thoroughbred horse who wins each of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

The Triple Crown was first available to be won in 1875 but it wasn't until 1919 that it was first awarded as horse Sir Barton was able to win all three races.

The Triple Crown is usually awarded in June following the completion of the Belmont Stakes. 

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