National Treasure Preakness Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Trainer-Jockey Combo Gives Colt Massive Edge)

National Treasure odds, history and predictions for the 2023 Preakness Stakes.
National Treasure 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 National Treasure. Here's everything you need to know about this colt before he vies for the 2023 crown.

National Treasure Preakness Odds and Post Position

National Treasure currently has 4/1 odds to win the 2023 Preakness Stakes and drew post position No. 1 on Monday. His odds are among the best in this field.


Odds to Win 2023 Preakness Stakes

Post Position

National Treasure



National Treasure Horse Trainer and Jockey

National Treasure is trained by Hall-of-Famer Bob Baffert. The accomplished trainer has seen a fair amount of success over the years, including seven victories at the Preakness Stakes (most recently in 2018). He's also won six Kentucky Derbys, three Belmont Stakes, and two Triple Crowns.

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National Treasure's jockey for the 2023 Preakness Stakes is John Velazquez. Although the accomplished racer has never won the event before, he's finished as the runner-up three times (2011, 2013, 2020). Nevertheless, the two-time Eclipse Award winner has five American Classic victories under his belt.

National Treasure Race History

National Treasure has a career record of five starts with one win and another second-place finish. He enters the Preakness Stakes following a fourth-place showing at Santa Anita back on April 8.




April 8, 2023

Santa Anita


January 8, 2023

San Anita


Nov. 4, 2022



Oct. 8, 2022

San Anita


Sept. 3, 2022

Del Mar


National Treasure Preakness Prediction and Pick

Even though the results haven't been there recently, National Treasure is worth considering from a betting perspective. Bob Baffert has produced results as a trainer and the fact that he's won the race seven times can't be ignored. On top of that, Velazquez is a talented jockey who's come close to success at Pimlico Race Course multiple times.

With solid value at 14-1 odds, National Treasure is a great pick to win the 2023 Preakness Stakes.

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