Hammerin' Hank Goldberg knew who was going to win the Preakness the last two years before the race even happened. How? Decades of experience as one of the nation's top horse handicapping experts helps, but he also goes straight to the source.
Two years ago, he was all over Cloud Computing as a massive 14-1 underdog to win the Preakness. He chatted up legendary trainer Chad Brown, the trainer for Cloud Computing, before the race. "He was training off the charts, was Chad's top horse all year, and had a tough trip in the Wood Memorial," Goldberg said.
When Goldberg learned Javier Castellano was getting off Gunnevera to ride Cloud Computing, the Hammer pounced, putting him on top of his exacta, trifecta, and superfecta bets. Cloud Computing, of course, surged late and beat Classic Empire in one of the most thrilling Triple Crown races ever. Anyone who followed Goldberg's lead was up HUGE. If you wagered $50 on his Preakness picks that year, you would have won an earth-shattering $11,000... seriously.
Goldberg nailed Justify at last year's Preakness, too. In fact, he was all over that horse months before the future Triple Crown winner took the Kentucky Derby.
After he nailed Justify again at the Belmont Stakes, Goldberg started the 2019 season off strong by nailing the winning horse in the Pegasus World Cup. He also nailed the exacta at the Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby, among others. Anyone who has followed Goldberg's lead is WAY UP.
Now with the race at Pimlico approaching, Goldberg is releasing his 2019 Preakness Stakes picks.
We can tell you he's high on Warrior's Charge, a long shot at 15-1. Warrior's Charge is flying under the radar despite earning a career-best 97 Beyer Speed Figure in a wire-to-wire win at Oaklawn Park, just two points shy of the best number in the 2019 Preakness field.
"Warrior's Charge has plenty of speed," Goldberg told SportsLine. "He's young, but he's going to be part of the early speed."
Goldberg is also all over another darkhorse to take down the 2019 Preakness Stakes. This horse has all the tools to put together a complete run, and if he hits as Goldberg expects, you could be looking at a COLOSSAL payout. You ABSOLUTELY need to see which horse it is before making your Preakness Stakes picks.
So what are Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's 2019 Preakness Stakes picks? And which darkhorse is a must-back? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Goldberg's Preakness Stakes picks and predictions, all from the horse racing legend who won huge at the last two Preakness Stakes and nailed last year's Triple Crown races!