The wait for a Triple Crown winner continues as Orb, the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner, failed in his bid to win the 2013 Preakness Stakes. Victory instead belonged to the Awesome Again sired Oxbow, a 15 to 1 longshot to win the 2013 Preakness Stakes. 2013 Preakness Stakes Results & Payouts brought $32.80 for every $2.00 wagered on an Oxbow win. Taking second in yesterday’s race was 15th place Derby runner Itsmyluckyday ($7.80 Place, $5.00 Show); third belonged to another Derby colt, the Midnight Lute sired Mylute ($5.20 Show). Orb, a 1 to 1 favorite to win the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, took fourth after starting the race from the far inside 1-hole.
Oxbow was not a Preakness favorite heading into yesterday’s Triple Crown race, despite an impressive turn at the 2013 Kentucky Derby. The bay colt kept up with Palace Malice despite its early torrid pace and he had enough left in the tank to hang on to sixth. And, of course, Oxbow had Triple Crown connections in D.Wayne Lukas and jockey Gary Stevens.
None of that seemed to matter to the odds makers, it did matter on the Pimlico Track. Oxbow recorded a near wire to wire victory, finishing with a 1 3/4 lengths win over Itsmyluckyday and in a time of 1:57.54 (track record set in 1973 by Secretariat 1:53.00).
The victory represented Lukas sixth Preakness Stakes title (Codex 1980, Tank’s Prospect 1985, Tabasco Cat 1994, Timber Country 1995, Charismatic 1999, Oxbow 2013), leaving him one short of record holder Wyndham Walter, and jockey Stevens third winning run at the Preakness (Silver Charm 1997, Point Given 2001).
2013 Preakness Stakes Results & Payouts: Based on $2.00 wager
Post 6 Oxbow $32.80 (Win), $12.00 (Place), $6.80 (Show)
Post 9 Itsmyluckyday $7.80 (Place), $5.00 (Show)
Post 5 Mylute $5.20 (Show)
Post 1 Orb
Post 2 Goldencents
Post 4 Departing
Post 7 Will Take Charge
Post 8 Govenor Charlie
Post 3 Titletown Five
$2.00 EXACTA $301.40
$2.00 TRIFECTA $2061.60