The 2013 Preakness Stakes was the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes. The race was held on May 18, 2013, and was televised on NBC. The race was won by Oxbow.The attendence for the race was 117,203.
The 138th Preakness Payout Schedule
|Location||Pimilco Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Date||May 18, 2013|
|Winning jockey||Gary Stevens|
- $2 Exacta: 6-9 - $301.40
- $2 Trifecta: 6-9-5 - $2,061.60
- $1 Superfecta: 6-9-5-1 - $1,817.80
2013 Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, as expected, entered the Preakness. It was announced on May 6 that Vyjack and Normandy Invasion would also be starting in the race; but later, connections withdrew their nominations.. Other Derby starters confirmed for the Preakness were Goldencents (17th) and the D. Wayne Lukas trained duo of Oxbow (6th) and Will Take Charge (8th). Horses that did not start in the Derby and were nominated included Illinois Derby winner Departing, Sunland Derby winner Governor Charlie, and Titletown Five.
Nine three-year-olds were entered into the 2013 Preakness Stakes: The Preakness post position draw were held at the International Pavilion in the Pimlico Infield at 6 p.m. on May 15, and was broadcast live on HRTV using a blind draw. After the draw, Orb was installed as the even money favorite securing the rail.
Oxbow went into the early lead and won by 1-3/4 lengths over Itsmyluckyday. With a final time of 1:57.54, it was the slowest Preakness win since 1961. Mylute was third, and odds-on favorite Orb never challenged and finished fourth.
|Position||Post||Horse||Jockey||Morning Line Odds||Final Odds||Stakes|
|6||4||Departing||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||6-1||10.2|
|7||7||Will Take Charge||Mike Smith||12-1||11.1|
|8||8||Governor Charlie||Martin Garcia||12-1||9.4|
|9||3||Titletown Five||Julien Leparoux||30-1||22.3|
- Margins: 1-3/4 lengths - 1/2 length
- Time: 1:57.54
- Track: Fast