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Improbable

2019 Preakness Stakes Contender

Owner: WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International Ltd. and Starlight Racing
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Mike Smith
Post Position: 2
ML Odds: 5-2
Finish Position: 6th

Get to Know Improbable


Sire: City Zip (Carson City)
Dam: Rare Event (A.P. Indy)
Date of Birth: February 11, 2016
Breeder: St. George Farm LLC & G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

Starts: 7
Wins: 3
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $769,520

Last 4 Races


Date Track Race Finish
May 18, 2019Pimlico Race CoursePreakness Stakes (Gr. 1)6th
May 4, 2019Churchill DownsKentucky Derby (Gr. 1)4th
April 13, 2019Oaklawn ParkArkansas Derby (Gr. 1)2nd
March 16, 2019Oaklawn ParkRebel Stakes (Gr. 2)2nd

Bettor's Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

The Kentucky Derby favorite never mustered a winning bid at Churchill Downs while placed fourth without any major excuse. Trainer Bob Baffert has 7 Preakness victories and could surpass R.W. Walden for the all-time mark if successful Saturday. Baffert twice has rebounded in the Preakness with defeated Derby favorites, Point Given (2001) and Lookin at Lucky (2010), and was runner-up in this situation with Bodemeister (2012). Baffert and jockey Mike Smith cut through the fog at Pimlico last year to win with eventual Triple Crown icon Justify. This Arkansas Derby runner-up has lost all 3 starts this year, making him a curious historical footnote as a potential Derby and Preakness favorite who was winless on the season.

2019 Arkansas Derby Replay

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5.9.2019

Improbable Spirited in Return to Track on Thursday, May 9

BALTIMORE, MD - Improbable, the likely favorite for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, resumed training Thursday morning at Churchill Downs following his fifth-place finish in the Kentucky ...

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5.8.2019

Improbable Confirmed for Preakness, Will Ship to Pimlico May 15

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2019) — Fifth, beaten 3 ½ lengths and subsequently placed fourth via disqualification in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita-based Improbable will likely ship fr...

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5.7.2019

Improbable an Imposing Prospect for 2019 Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE, MD – In the absence of Maximum Security, Country House and Code of Honor, beaten Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Improbable is expected to vie for favoritism in the 144th Preakness Stakes ...

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12.14.2018

Improbable. Or is it?

By the time Improbable is finished with fellow sophomores his name just might turn out to be the most ironic Thoroughbred handle ever. The colt is owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and Starligh...

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