Midnight Bourbon, the 3-1 favorite, finished second, while Medina Spirit, the 3-1 odds favorite, came in third. Rombauer had 11-1 odds to finish first.
The 146th running of the Preakness is the second leg in the Triple Crown of horse racing, a return to normal after the Covid-19 pandemic upended last year’s schedule. A limited crowd of 10,000 were allowed to attend with masks required unless eating or drinking.
Last year, the race was postponed to October and held without fans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A split sample from Medina Spirit’s postrace blood sample will now be tested, and if the original results are confirmed, Baffert will have a chance to appeal.
The time frame for receiving the results from a requested split sample averages four to eight weeks, but could take up to six months, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
The Belmont Stakes is final leg for the coveted Triple Crown. It is set for Saturday, June 5, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.