War of Will Wins the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18

The Preakness Stakes is run on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race is at distance of 1 3/16 miles on dirt. 

First run in 1873, the Preakness Stakes was named by a former Maryland governor after a winning colt at Pimlico. The race has been termed “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susan’s” because a blanket of yellow flowers altered to resemble Maryland’s state flower is placed across the withers of the winning colt or filly.

Race 13. Preakness Stakes,(GI). For three-year-old at 1 3/16 miles on dirt. Purse $1,500,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse 4/1
2 Bourbon War Irad Ortiz, Jr. Mark A. Hennig 12/1
3 Warrior’s Charge Javier Castellano Brad H. Cox 12/1
4 Improbable Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert 5/2
5 Owendale Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox 10/1
6 Market King Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas 30/1
7 Alwaysmining Daniel Centeno Kelly Rubley 8/1
8 Signalman Brian  Hernandez, Jr. Kenneth G. McPeek 30/1
9 Bodexpress John R. Velazquez Gustavo Delgado 20/1
10 Everfast Joel Rosario Dale L. Romans 50/1
11 Laughing Fox Ricardo Santana, Jr Steven M. Asmussen 20/1
12 Anothertwistafate Jose L. Ortiz Blaine D. Wright 6/1
13 Win Win Win Julian Pimentel Michael J. Trombetta 15/1

$2Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
War of Will 14.20 7.40 5.40
Everfast 32.00 14.40
Owendale 6.00

Warrior’s Charge ran fourth. Laughing Fox ran fifth.

Improbable went off as the 5/2 favorite and finished sixth. He was not a factor in the race.

Running time – 1:54.34

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Improbable
  • War of Will
  • Anothertwistafate

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