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Significant Preakness Stakes Prep Races Where Racing Heroes Are Made

The Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the U.S. Triple Crown Series, will grace on May 18 in the dirt track of Pimlico Park. This should follow the current Kentucky Derby, which will take place on May 4 and followed by the Belmont Stakes, which is the last leg of the Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes this year is another horse racing show to look forward to like last year’s showdown.

Given the fact that most Kentucky Derby winners will take part in running for the upcoming Preakness, determining the possible Preakness winner will still entail a hard task to do. Worth noting is there might be mightier entries who will take part in Preakness who didn’t join in the Kentucky Derby, which will make the betting game more exciting and interesting.

While there are only a few weeks remaining before the newest edition of Preakness will kickstart, let’s get to know the different Preakness prep-races and the sure Preakness contenders which will give a festive and exhilarating show on May 18 in Pimlico.

Remarkable Preakness Prep Races

Before the 2019 Preakness Stakes will come in, there are lots of racing showdown that takes place in some states where most horse races are attending to prove their worth. These races serve as the Preakness and Triple Crown races where possible Preakness Stakes picks and title holders are produced.

Moreover, these prep races are considered to be big racing shows as they also provide big prizes at stake. In fact, you will see a lot of mighty contenders in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont which may come from these prep races that will be discussed.

As a better, you need to look at the winners of each prep races to take part in successful betting. Aside from that, you can use their racing forms to conduct a study on how they should perform in the upcoming Preakness Stakes. This will[ help you understand their capability of running at the same time will give you a clearer picture of which entry you should bet.

Kentucky Derby

As mentioned, this is the predecessor of the Preakness Stakes, which will kick off a few days from now. It is one of the biggest horse racing showdown in the country and most of the entries will come from this event.

The Kentucky Derby will hold its newest edition in the dirt track of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. In the latest news released by horse racing experts, this year’s edition of the “Run for the Roses” will be attended by strongest three-year-old thoroughbred races in the region. Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert will have two major entries which are Game Winner and Roadster. These colts have earned so much respect and favorites when their names appeared into the possible Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes hero this year.

Arkansas Derby

This is the last pre-Preakness Stakes race before each entry will take part running in Churchill Downs. And it is mostly attended by three-year-old thoroughbred horse racers, which have produced a lot of Preakness titleholders.

This year’s Arkansas Derby crown was won by Omaha Beach, who will graciously appear in the Triple Crown showdown (including the Preakness Stakes). Earlier this year, Game Winner and Roadster were on the top list of possible Triple Crown winners. When Omaha Beach, however, won the Arkansas Derby, he took over the top spot and edged the former two contenders.

Santa Anita Derby

This is one of the strongest pre-derby races, which has produced a lot of Triple Crown holders. Bob Baffert which is a Hall of Fame Trainer is always a consistent winner in Santa Anita Derby and most colts joining this race will head on to Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

The latest edition of Santa Anita Derby took place last April 6, 2019, in Santa Anita Park where Roadster claimed a great saddle course, clinching the most coveted Santa Anita Derby crown. This what makes Roadster earn his ticket to the Kentucky Derby and his trainer Baffert will also let him partake the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

Wood Memorial Stakes

Another historical and most celebrated Preakness prep race is the Wood Memorial Stakes. The same with Santa Anita Derby, this event took place last April 6. It was Tacitus, a Juddmonte Farms thoroughbred trainee got the title. He recorded a one and one-quarter victorious length, which enables him to give his racing fans a convincing win against his close rival Tax.

Florida Derby

A Preakness prep race so as Triple Crown which produces big winners in Grade 1 Stakes category. The latest Florida Derby took place last March 30, 2019, in Gulfstream Park in which Maximum Security got the crown. He earned his ticket to the Triple Crown showdown, including the Preakness Stakes. Since Florida Derby took place earlier this year, Maximum Security has a lot of time to prepare. Thus, he is another horse contender to bet for the Preakness Stakes this year.