2021 Preakness Stakes Odds: Bettors Rush To Back Bob Baffert's Medina Spirit

The Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was cleared to run in the Preakness Stakes and bettors have been quick to wager on him
Tom Dodd
Wed, May 12, 5:57 AM EDT

Preakness Stakes Odds: Medina Spirit Set To Run

The talk ahead of the 2021 Preakness Stakes has been about one man and one horse. Trainer Bob Baffert and his Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit. After testing positive for a drug test just a few days ago, the Derby winner’s participation in the second-leg of the Triple Crown was thrown into doubt, but after a statement yesterday from Baffert, it appears that Medina Spirit is now able to run in the Preakness Stakes.

Bob Baffert said on Tuesday that the horse had been treated before the Derby with an ointment containing the steroid betamethasone. Baffert has since worked with the Maryland Racing commission to arrange for Medina Spirit to be tested again pre-race. Assuming these results are clear, he’ll be running on Saturday in the Preakness Stakes.

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Preakness Stakes Odds: Medina Spirit Best Backed For Bob Baffert

Unsurprisingly, since this news was announced on Tuesday, bettors have been quick to take advantage of the Preakness Stakes odds available on Medina Spirit. In the Preakness Stakes odds betting market with OddsChecker UK, he’s been the best backed horse in the race since yesterday’s news.

Since the news was announced that Medina Spirit was likely to run, Bob Baffert’s Kentucky Derby winner has accounted for 56% of total bets on the race. Medina Spirit is currently 9/5 on the Preakness Stakes morning line odds and if this level of support continues for Medina Spirit leading up to post time, you might expect his Preakness Stakes odds being closer to Evens on the day.

View the Preakness Stakes morning line odds below.

Post Position Horse Preakness Morning Line Odds Trainer Jockey
1 Ram 30/1 D Wayne Lukas Ricardo Santana Jr
2 Keepmeinmind 15/1 Robertino Diodoro David Cohen
3 Medina Spirit 9/5 Bob Baffert John Velasquez
4 Crowded Trade 10/1 Chad Brown Javier Castellano
5 Midnight Bourbon 5/1 Steve Asmussen Irad Ortiz Jr
6 Rombauer 12/1 Michael McCarthy Flavian Prat
7 France Go De Ina 20/1 Hideki Mori Joel Rosario
8 Unbridled Honor 15/1 Todd Pletcher Luis Saez
9 Risk Taking 15/1 Chad Brown Jose Ortiz
10 Concert Tour 5/2 Bob Baffert Mike Smith

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Triple Crown Odds: What Are Medina Spirit’s Triple Crown Odds?

After winning the Kentucky Derby, the talk for any horse is about its chances of winning the Triple Crown. For those that don’t know, the Triple Crown consists of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and then finally the Belmont Stakes. If your horse wins all three, you come become a legend.

As soon as Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby, that talk started. If there is a man you want to train a Triple Crown winner, Bob Baffert is that man. In 2015, American Pharoah become the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown and three years later Justify repeated the feat. Bob Baffert trained both of them.

It’s not a regular occurrence to win the Triple Crown and you can’t actually find Triple Crown odds available with any of the Horse Racing betting sites in the US. However, after the Kentucky Derby, William Hill in the UK priced up Triple Crown odds. Those odds for Medina Spirit winning the Triple Crown in 2021 are 11/4, which is 2.75/1. Those odds may seem a bit on the low side considering it’s so rarely done, but baring in mind that Bob Baffert is a master trainer and so many of his rivals won’t be challenging him in the Preakness or the Belmont, you just never know.

Horse Triple Crown Odds % Probability
Medina Spirit 11/4 26.7%

How To Bet On The Preakness Stakes

​​Betting on the Preakness Stakes is really simple and the best options are with TVG or Twinspires. We'll break down how simple it is to sign up to both sites below.

Firstly, starting with TVG. You can claim a $300 risk free bet to use on the Preakness Stakes (or any race you want). That means if you wager $300 on Medina Spirit and he loses, you get that money back!

Here's how to sign up:

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5. Once you’ve deposited into your TVG betting account you’ll need to place your first single horse win-type bet. Remember with the TVG promo code you will get $300 back in bonus if you don’t win.

It’s that easy! Just five simple steps sit between you and a $300 risk-free bet with TVG for the 2021 Preakness Stakes.

Right now, you can get a $200 cash bonus to bet on the 2021 Preakness Stakes with Twinspires. 

1 – Open an account with Twinspires by clicking the exclusive button below

2 – Use Twinspires promo code ‘BET200’ when you register

3 – Complete the simple registration process

4 – Make a qualifying deposit of $10

5 – Place a bet on ANY market and start earning your $200 cash bonus

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