Preakness 2019: Prize-Money Purse, Latest Vegas Odds Payouts and More

Michelle Bruton@@michelle_nflFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2019

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 16: War of Will walks back to the barn after a training session for the upcoming Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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On Saturday, a field of 13 three-year-old horses will run in the 144th Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

Of course, there's no Triple Crown in play this year, as Kentucky Derby winner Country House won't be running.

Here, we'll take a quick look at the total purse and odds for the biggest field since 2011.

          

2019 Preakness Stakes

Date: Saturday, May 18

Location: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore

Post Time: 6:48 p.m. ET

Distance: 1 3/16 mile (9 1/2 furlongs)

TV: NBC

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live

Total Purse: $1,500,000

             

Improbable

Open: 10-1

Current: 5-2

War of Will

Open: 4-1

Current: 4-1

Anothertwistafate

Open: 9-1

Current: 6-1

Alwaysmining

Open: 10-1

Current: 8-1

Owendale

Open: 12-1

Current: 10-1

Bourbon War

Open: 16-1

Current: 12-1

Warrior's Charge

Open: 30-1

Current: 12-1

Win Win Win

Open: 8-1

Current: 15-1

Bodexpress

Open: 16-1

Current: 20-1

Laughing Fox

Open: 16-1

Current: 20-1

Market King

Open: 20-1

Current: 30-1

Signalman

Open: 14-1

Current: 30-1

Everfast

Open: 50-1

Current: 50-1

        

The first Preakness took place in 1873, with a $2,050 purse, per America's Best Racing.

This Preakness is Race 13 out of 14 on Saturday, with the first race of the nine stakes beginning at 10:30 a.m. In total, there is $2.65 million on the line for the day's events.

For the Preakness specifically, the $1.5 million purse will break down as follows:

  • 1st place: $900,000
  • 2nd place: $300,000
  • 3rd place: $165,000
  • 4th place: $90,000
  • 5th place: $45,000

The highest win payout ever was $48.80, when 23-1 Master Derby won in 1975, per America's Best Racing.

In 2018, $93,655,128 was bet on the Preakness, the third-highest handle in the race's history. However, with Justify running after his Kentucky Derby win, the Triple Crown was on the line.

The winner in 2019 will also earn the Woodlawn Vase, originally designed by Tiffany and Co., touted by Preakness officials as "the most expensive trophy in American sports."

           

Odds via SportsLine and current as of Wednesday.

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