Preakness Stakes Results

The Most Recent Preakness Stakes Results

Below you can find the last five years of Preakness Stakes outcomes, the finishing positions of each Preakness Stakes contender and racing synopsis.

2023 Preakness Stakes Results

After establishing slow opening splits, National Treasure turned back a serious challenge from Blazing Sevens to prevail by a head in Saturday’s 148th running of the $1.65 million Preakness at Pimlico. Kentucky Derby winner Mage stalked a few lengths back from the start but lacked the necessary finishing kick turning for home, finishing an even third in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Bob Baffert earned a record eighth Preakness win, the victory proving emotional following the fatal breakdown of Havnameltdown in the sixth race. The Hall of Fame trainer returned to the Triple Crown after missing the last four races due to suspension, and Baffert registered a record-extending 17th Triple Crown race win.

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2023 Preakness Order of finish

  1. National Treasure
  2. Blazing Sevens
  3. Mage
  4. Red Route One
  5. Chase the Chaos
  6. Perform
  7. Coffeewithchris

2022 Preakness Stakes Results

Although the betting market in Saturday’s $1.65 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico proved a bit odd in the eyes of prognosticators, the end result was more than logical. Justifying connections’ decision to bypass the Kentucky Derby (G1) two weeks ago, Early Voting captured the second leg of the Triple Crown by 1 1/4 lengths over 6-5 favorite Epicenter.

It was the second Preakness win for owner Seth Klarman, who grew up near Pimlico and was celebrating his 65th birthday on Saturday, and trainer Chad Brown. The pair also teamed up to win the Preakness in 2017 with Cloud Computing, who similarly bypassed the Derby despite having earned enough qualifying points to enter. It was jockey Jose Ortiz’s first Preakness win.

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2022 Preakness Order of finish

  1. Early Voting
  2. Epicenter
  3. Creative Minister
  4. Secret Oath
  5. Skippylongstocking
  6. Simplification
  7. Armagnac
  8. Happy Jack
  9. Fenwick

2021 Preakness Stakes Recap

In a crazy, unpredictable spring for three-year-olds where a winning favorite has been a rarity, it was almost inevitable the Preakness Stakes fell to another outsider.

Rombauer came into the race as an 11-1 shot following his third in the Blue Grass Stakes. Given he was more than five lengths behind Essential Quality and Highly Motivated at Keeneland he looked to need serious improvement to figure.

But the decision by his team to wait for the Preakness and take on the Derby runners with freshness on his side paid off, especially given the likelihood of a strong pace.

The race couldn’t have gone much better for Rombauer. With Medina Spirit and Midnight Bourbon setting a pace that resulted in the sixth-fastest in Preakness history, it left them sitting ducks for a strong closer and Rombauer packed too much power at the finish.

It was a Triple Crown race triumph at the first time of asking for trainer Michael McCarthy, the second for jockey Flavien Prat, and a first significant victory for owner-breeders John and Diane Fradkin.

But it also highlighted the volatility of the three-year-old season to date. Life Is Good, Greatest Honour, and Essential Quality were the early standouts, but with the first two unable to make the Classics through injury the scene became clouded.

With two legs of the Triple Crown completed, the picture isn’t that much clearer. With 12-1 shot Medina Spirit and 27-1 chance Mandaloun fighting out Kentucky Derby the pecking order didn’t seem clear, and the subsequent Preakness victory of Rombauer didn’t help either.

However, it can be said that the Fair Grounds form is looking the most solid of the 2021 Derby preps. The four Louisiana Derby runners that went to Churchill Downs – Mandaloun, Hot Rod Charlie, O Besos, and Midnight Bourbon – all finished in the top six at Churchill Downs, and the latter emphasized that form when finishing second at Pimlico.

The Blue Grass Stakes is also looking a useful form guide. Essential Quality ran fourth at Churchill Downs, while further down the track in the Blue Grass were Rombauer and Keepmeinmind, who later finished seventh in the Derby and fourth in the Preakness. It’s possible Essential Quality and Highly Motivated weren’t at their best in the Derby after their torrid Blue Grass duel and they are worth keeping an eye on.

It’s good news for the Triple Crown to see Rombauer heading to the Belmont Stakes, where hopefully he will be competitive. But if people were asked to identify the most talented three-year-old of 2021, chances are most will say it’s Life Is Good. His return later in the year to take on the best Triple Crown performers will be eagerly awaited.

2021 Preakness Stakes order of finish

  1. Rombauer
  2. Midnight Bourbon
  3. Medina Spirit
  4. Keepmeinmind
  5. Crowded Trade
  6. Unbridled Honor
  7. France Go De Ina
  8. Risk Taking
  9. Concert Tour
  10. Ram

2020 Preakness Stakes Recap

Swiss Skydiver was doing so well during the spring in dominating her fellow 3-year-old fillies that trainer Kenny McPeek thought she might be an even better fit for the Kentucky Derby (G1). A 3 1/2-length loss in the Blue Grass (G2) to Art Collector largely changed his mind about the Derby, but it didn’t deter thoughts of possibly taking a shot at the Preakness Stakes (G1) with the daughter of Daredevil, who subsequently cruised in the Alabama (G1) and finished second in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Following Authentic’s upset victory in the Derby over Tiz the Law, and that Belmont Stakes (G1) winner’s later defection from Saturday’s $1 million Preakness, McPeek decided to give Swiss Skydiver her chance against the boys in the delayed final classic of the season over 1 3/16 miles. It proved the right move as the filly made history when narrowly prevailing in an epic stretch duel over Authentic in a time of 1:53.28, the second fastest 1 3/16-mile Preakness on record behind Secretariat’s 1:53 in 1973.

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2020 Preakness Stakes order of finish

  1. Swiss Skydiver
  2. Authentic
  3. Jesus' Team
  4. Art Collector
  5. Max Player
  6. Excession
  7. Mr. Big News
  8. Thousand Words
  9. Ny Traffic
  10. Pneumatic
  11. Liveyourbeastlife

2019 Preakness Stakes Recap

War of Will returned to the winner’s circle in this spot following a pair of unplaced runs in the Louisiana Derby (G2) and Kentucky Derby (G1). Prior to that, the War Front colt racked up three straight victories in his first tries on dirt, including the Lecomte Stakes (G3) and Risen Star Stakes (G2).

The colt was favored to complete a sweep of Fair Grounds’ Kentucky Derby preps in the Louisiana Derby on March 23, but was out of that race earlier when his hind end slipped exiting the gate. He finished ninth, his worse loss to date, but recovered from what Casse termed a likely muscle strain and trained well into the Kentucky Derby.

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2019 Preakness Stakes order of finish

  1. War of Will
  2. Everfast
  3. Owendale
  4. Warrior's Change
  5. Laughing Fox
  6. Improbable
  7. Win Win Win
  8. Bourbon War
  9. Signalman
  10. nothertwistafate
  11. Alwaysmining
  12. Market King
  13. Bodexpress

2018 Preakness Stakes Recap

Justify fought through slop, rain and fog to pass his second test on the Triple Crown trail with a resilient 2018 Preakness Stakes victory. By far one of the most thrilling Classic runs at Pimlico in recent memory as unusual foggy conditions brought an air of tension to the event.

Throughout the early stages of the second jewel of the Triple Crown, Good Magic would run toe-to-toe with his rival Justify, driving Justify to provide his best effort from the moment the gates cracked open.

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2018 Preakness Stakes order of finish

  1. Justify
  2. Bravazo
  3. Tenfold
  4. Good Magic
  5. Lone Sailor
  6. Sporting Chance
  7. Diamond King
  8. Quip

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