Instant Coffee Preakness Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Successful Colt Makes for Interesting Dark Horse)

Instant Coffee odds, history and predictions for the 2023 Preakness Stakes.
Instant Coffee odds, history and predictions for the 2023 Preakness Stakes. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Preakness Stakes betting is finally here. In just a few short days, up to 14 of the world's best horses will participate in the 148th Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown and aim for eternal glory.

One Preakness Stakes entrant that everyone has their eyes on is Instant Coffee. Here's everything you need to know about this colt before he vies for the 2023 crown.

Instant Coffee Preakness Odds and Post Position

Instant Coffee currently has 25/1 odds to win the 2023 Preakness Stakes ahead of Monday's post position announcement. Those odds are currently tied for eighth-best among the field.


Odds to Win 2023 Preakness Stakes

Post Position

Instant Coffee



Instant Coffee Horse Trainer and Jockey

Instant Coffee is trained by the accomplished Brad Cox. The two-time Eclipse Award winner has never won the Preakness Stakes, but he does have two Triple Crown victories to his name, having trained Mandaloun and Essential Quality to win the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, respectively, in 2021.

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It remains to be seen who'll be Instant Coffee's jockey for the 2023 Preakness Stakes. He's raced with Luis Saez in the past — one of the top jockeys in the sport today. Saez rode Essential Quality to victory at the 2021 Belmont Stakes while his best Preakness finish was when he placed second in 2018.

Instant Coffee Race History

Instant Coffee has a career record of five starts with three victories. He enters the Preakness Stakes following a sixth-place showing at Fair Grounds back on March 25.




March 25, 2023

Fair Grounds


Jan. 21, 2023

Fair Grounds


Nov. 26, 2022

Churchill Downs


Oct. 8, 2022



Sept. 3, 2022



Instant Coffee Preakness Prediction and Pick

On one hand, Instant Coffee's resume looks solid on paper, having won 60% of his previous five races. On the other hand, it's been nearly two months since his last race, which saw him finish in sixth place. Nevertheless, it's hard to doubt the combo of Cox and Saez after coming together to win the 2021 Belmont Stakes.

Although I wouldn't bet the house on him, Instant Coffee makes for an interesting dark horse pick this week.

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