Preakness Stakes 2023: First Mission Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 17, 2023
First Mission

First Mission is among the favorites in the Preakness Stakes probable field. He’s a two-time winner and one time runner-up in three career races. The Preakness Stakes runs Saturday, May 20 from Pimlico Race Course as Kentucky Derby winner Mage seeks the second jewel in the Triple Crown. Below, we’ll go over everything you need to know to bet First Mission in the Preakness.

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First Mission Preakness Stakes Profile

Record: 2-1-0 (3)

Owner: Godolphin, LLC

Jockey: Luis Saez

Trainer: Brad H. Cox

Running Style: Front runner

Last race: Won Lexington Stakes (103)

Sire/Dam: Street Sense/Elude

Post position: 8

Morning line odds: 5-2

First Mission Past Performances

4/15/23Lexington Stakes (2023)1 1/16 miles1st
3/18/23MSW1 1/16 miles1st
2/18/23MSW6 furlongs2nd

The Word On First Mission

May 16: Under jockey Luis Saez, First Mission will run from Gate 8. He opened with the second-shortest odds in the Preakness field at 5-2. Kentucky Derby winner Mage opened the favorite at 8-5.

May 19: Scratched from the Preakness, cited for a rear leg injury.

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Preakness Stakes Odds 2023

Morning line odds and post draw for the Preakness Stakes can be found below.

Post Position NumberHorse NamePreakness OddsTrainerJockey
1National Treasure5-2Bob BaffertJohn Velázquez
2Chase the Chaos7-1Ed Moger Jr. Sheldon Russell
3Mage2-1Gustavo Delgado Javier Castellano
4Coffeewithchris8-1John Salzman Jr. Jaime Rodriguez
5Red Route One6-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
6Perform7-1Shug McGaughey Feargal Lynch
7Blazing Sevens4-1Chad BrownIrad Ortiz, Jr.
SCRFirst MissionSCRBrad Cox Luis Sáez

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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