2010 Preakness Odds & History
It is the second Triple Crown race and it has a rich history that dates back to 1873. There have been some great races in Preakness Stakes betting and some historic ones including last year when the filly Rachel Alexandra won the race.
2010 Preakness Stakes odds are featured from the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The first winner back in 1873 was a horse named Survivor. The Preakness took a couple of years off and moved to New York for a while. It came to Pimlico in the early 1900’s and it has been run at the track ever since that time. The weather vane with the winner’s colors and the playing of “Maryland, My Maryland” are probably two traditions that are featured the most for the Preakness.
The favorite in the Kentucky Derby doesn’t do very well but that is not the case in Preakness Stakes betting. In the Derby the favorite wins only about 15% of the time while in Preakness wagering the favorite wins about four times out of ten. 2010 Preakness Stakes odds will likely have the favorite at odds of about 2-1. The Derby favorite a couple of weeks ago was 3-1. The Preakness will likely have the Derby winner as the favorite although that rule has been broken recently as upsets have occurred in the Derby. If a longshot wins the Derby then the horse is not going to get as much respect in the Preakness. Last year that was the case as Mine That Bird was not the favorite in the Preakness. Contrast Mine That Bird to Big Brown who two years ago was a huge favorite in the Preakness after winning the Derby.
The Preakness almost always gets attention because a horse is trying for the Triple Crown. The horse that won the Derby is almost always going to be entered in the Preakness so the potential for a Triple Crown exists. That is not the case in the Belmont as oftentimes no horse will be alive for the Triple Crown. In recent years the only horse that went to the Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown was Big Brown in 2008.
Preakness Stakes betting odds are exciting to wager on and they decide whether or not a horse has a chance to win the Triple Crown.