- Tiz the Law, a favorite by sportsbooks for horse racing events will be bowing out of the Preakness Stakes this year.
- Authentic, the winner of the 2020 Kentucky Derby, is the favorite to win at Preakness with odds of (+125).
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tiz the Law will not be making an appearance at the 2020 Preakness Stakes this October as the horse’s owner Jack Knowlton is opting out of the event to focus on the Breeders’ Cup in November.
This new development will definitely have an effect on the odds for Preakness as Tiz has always been a frontrunner and a favorite for most events he’s in. In fact, the bay was slated to win the Kentucky Derby but came in second to Authentic in the end.
It was the first loss for Tiz in nine months which has led his team and Knowlton to re-evaluate the readiness of the horse to compete, believing that Preakness is too soon to race after coming off of a loss and there is not enough practice time to be ready for it.
Instead, they are looking toward the Breeders’ Cup as it allows for two months of training rather than just one.
Tiz the Law officially skipping #Preakness – Disappointing that Tiz will not be able to run in the Preakness, our primary interest is doing what’s right for the horse & in this case he's not ready. We look forward to training him up to the Breeders Cup Classic on 11/7. ~ Jack K. pic.twitter.com/vRn5tkrgzB
— Sackatoga Stable LLC (@sackatogastable) September 22, 2020
Preakness Odds Shift Without Tiz The Law As A Threat
With Tiz the Law out of the competition, Authentic is now the favorite to win the Preakness Stakes. Authentic is flying high off of a Kentucky Derby win, making the horse a natural choice to take Preakness.
Odds for the Preakness Stakes have been posted for the race set to take place on Saturday, October 3. Here is the list from favorite to longshot for horse bettors to decide what bet to place.
Winner For 2020 Preakness Stakes Odds
- Authentic (+125)
- Art Collector (+300)
- Thousand Words (+800)
- Mr. Big News (+1000)
- Swiss Skydiver (+1400)
- NY Traffic (+1600)
- Pneumatic (+1800)
- Happy Saver (+2000)
- Mystic Guide (+2000)
- Liveyourbestlife (+2500)
- Dr. Post (+3300)
- Jesus’ Team (+3300)
Many of these horses were seen on the course for the Kentucky Derby. Although some like Thousand Words were scratched minutes before the race due to injury.
At the Derby, Authentic was able to beat Tiz the Law by 1 and ¼ lengths, making for a very close race.
Even so, Tiz’s team still believes the horse is not ready to get back out on the track for competition just yet. With the amount of talent that will be racing in the Preakness Stakes, horse betting enthusiasts will have quite a show to watch.
How To Watch Preakness
Preakness 145 will be held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The last race of the Triple Crown is scheduled for Saturday, October 3 at 6:45 p.m. EST.
The NBC Network will begin covering the event at 5:00 p.m. EST. No spectators will be allowed to attend the race due to the Coronavirus Pandemic which means fans will need to watch the action on TV.
The winning horse will receive $1 million to close out the 2020 Triple Crown races.
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