Triple Crown Odds 2023: Mage Has 6/1 Odds to Win the Triple Crown

The Kentucky Derby winner Mage won after the favored Forte bowed out with an injury. Both horses are set to compete at the 2023 Preakness Stakes.

May 17, 2023 • 08:53 ET
Jockey Javier Castellano raises his fist in celebration after he and Mage won the 149th Kentucky Derby.
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The horse racing world is eagerly awaiting the Preakness Stakes for a potential Triple Crown run from Kentucky Derby winner Mage. 

2023 Triple Crown odds

With the Kentucky Derby in the books, some sportsbooks have futures odds for the Triple Crown potential of Mage, the 2023 Kentucky Derby winner. He'd have to win both the Preakness Stakes on May 20, 2023 and then the Belmont Stakes on June 10, 2023. 

Mage to Win the Triple Crown bet365 
Mage to Win Preakness Stakes +120 | 6/5
Mage to Win Triple Crown +600 | 6/1 (OTB)

Odds as of May 17.

Mage's odds of winning the Triple Crown

Mage will be trying to follow in the footsteps of Justify, the most recent Triple Crown winner in 2018, but their paths to glory have not been identical. While Justify had raced only three times prior to the Derby, just like Mage, he had won all three of his lifetime efforts. Mage had only the maiden victory to his credit prior to the first Saturday in May. The four horses that completed the Triple Crown before Justify – American Pharoah, Affirmed, Seattle Slew, and Secretariat – all had at least six starts under their belt before taking the Run for the Roses. 

Mage was also 15-1 in the Derby. Previous Triple Crown winners were not exactly well-kept secrets prior to the first leg. With the exception of Assault, who paid $18.40 in the 1946 Kentucky Derby, all of the Triple Crown winners to date paid $10 or less.

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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