Preakness Stakes Winner 2019 Results, Updates Live: War of Will Wins the Preakness Stakes 2019

War of Will has won the Preakness Stakes 2019. Everfast finished second and Owendale finished third.

War of Will, ridden in the Preakness by jockey Tyler Gaffalione, was the horse most affected in the controversial Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security almost collided with War of Will in the Derby and was disqualified. The Kentucky Derby winner, after Maximum Security's disqualification, was Country House. That horse wasn't able to run in the Preakness today due to illness, however.

This was the first time since 1996 that the Kentucky Derby winner has not raced in the Preakness, therefore there will not be a Triple Crown winner this year. See betting payouts for the Preakness below.

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The War of Will, Preakness payouts are now official. They are as follows for the Preakness 2019:

1. War of Will (6-1 odds): Win, $14.20; Place, $7.40; Show, $5.40

2. Everfast (25-1): Place, $32.00; Show, $14.40

3. Owendale (7-1): Show, $6.00

$2.00 Exacta: 1-10, $947.00

$1.00 Trifecta: 1-10-5, $4,699.80

$1 Superfecta: 1-10-5-3, $51,924.00

From the Associated Press:

"War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and still finished the race.

"Trainer Mark Casse got his first Triple Crown victory, with War of Will unbothered starting from the inside No. 1 post position for the second consecutive race. War of Will was interfered with in the Kentucky Derby, which led to first-place finisher Maximum Security being disqualified.

"Bodexpress threw Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez just out of the starting gate but still finished the race. An outrider tried to swoop in at the top of the stretch and corral Bodexpress, but the horse sped up and passed a few competitors near the finish line — and kept going. Technically, Bodexpress gets a did-not-finish.

"War of Will made a move around the final turn led by jockey Tyler Gaffalione and didn't relent down the stretch. Hard-charging late addition Everfast came in second and Owendale third."

War of Will charges to the win in the Preakness. War of Will sat on the rail which was open and sailed to a win up the inside. There is no inquiry - though one was up briefly. War of Will is the winner.

Tyler Gaffalione, the jockey, said he is "very happy for the horse, he's so special."

War of Will was off at 6-1 odds. This is the first win for Gaffalione riding in a Triple Crown race.

And the 13 horses in the Preakness are off at 7:01 p.m. -- Bodexpress lost the jockey at the start. It's a fast pace but Bodexpress is out of the race.

Jockeys are in position and the Preakness is moments away. The horses are making their way to the starting gates at 6:51 p.m. ET. Improbable will go off as the favorite at 2-1. War of Will is in the number 1 position at 6-1 odds.

It's a picture-perfect weather day in Baltimore for the Preakness. The track is fast. Jockey Mike Smith and Improbable remain the favorites just before post time at 5-2 odds.

The Preakness favorite, Improbable (3-1) hasn't won a race in 2019. Improbably is 0-for-3 and finished 4th in the Kentucky Derby.

From Preakness Twitter: "Catholic Boy returns a winner in the Dixie Stakes at @PimlicoRC as he holds off the flying Admission Office. The @PreaknessStakes is up next! Who do you like to win?"

Preakness 2019 Date: Saturday, May 18

Exact Post Time: 6:48 p.m. Eastern Time

TV Channel: NBC/NBC Sports/Facebook Live

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The weather is looking good in Baltimore for the Preakness today. Here is the latest Baltimore forecast according to The Weather Channel: “Mostly cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 76F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.”

Here is a Preakness Stakes 2019 preview (from The Associated Press):

In a field without the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby, the odds that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wouldn't have the favorite in the Preakness are, well, Improbable.

Baffert will seek a record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field of 13 horses.

War of Will, the second choice at 4-1, received the No. 1 post in Wednesday's draw.

For the first time since 1951, the Preakness will not include the four horses that crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby. Improbable finished fifth and was moved up to fourth following the disqualification of Maximum Security for interference.

It was the only time in six career races that Improbable failed to finish first or second. On Saturday, co-owner Elliott Walden hopes his horse gets back on track after watching another of his horses, Justify, roll to a Triple Crown win in 2018.

"I feel like we're favored by default this year," Walden conceded. "But this horse has a good resume. He ran very well in the Derby without hitting the board."

After being bunched tightly in the 19-horse Kentucky Derby, Improbable can expect a much smoother ride within a small field.

"Happy with the 4 post. Post positions here are a little bit anti-climactic," Walden said. "There's not a lot whole lot to it. We just hope he gets away clean and he's able to get in a nice rhythm. "

Baffert did not attend the draw, but he will no doubt be in the center of things Saturday. Baffert and R.W. Walden, who saddled seven winners in the late 1800s, are currently tied atop the Preakness leaderboard.

War of Will, meanwhile, is stuck on the rail with the No. 1 post — the same place he started from in the Kentucky Derby, when he finished eighth and was moved up to seventh.

"We definitely know it's not as bad as the Derby," trainer Mark Casse said. "One thing about it: the 1 hole can be extremely good or it can be extremely bad. In the Derby, it was extremely bad, so I'm thinking we're going to get extremely good this time."

The other two Derby participants in this race are Bodexpress and Win Win Win. Bodexpress (14th in the Derby, moved up to 13th) will break from the No. 9 post and is 20-1 on the morning line. Win Win Win (10th to 9th at Churchill Downs) is 15-1 from the 13 hole.

Bodexpress is striving for his first career victory, with hopes of becoming the first maiden to win the Preakness since Refund captured a four-horse race in 1888.