Preakness Stakes Betting - Stakes Odds

It is the second race in horse racing’s Triple Crown and the shortest of the three races. Preakness Stakes odds almost always favor the Derby winner although that was not the case last year.


There is not much time between the Derby and the Preakness but history has shown that horses from the Derby do well in this race. The Preakness is shorter than the Derby at a mile and 3/16th and that can be a factor in which horse wins the race.

Last year was an aberration as a horse that didn’t run in the Derby Rachel Alexandra not only won the Preakness but was favored. That simply does not happen but last year the Preakness field was weak and Rachel Alexandra was a great filly. Rachel Alexandra was the first time filly to win the race since 1924. She was also the first winner of the Kentucky Oaks to ever win the Preakness. More history was made as she won from the #13 post, the first time a horse had ever won from that post position. Rachel Alexandra paid $5.60 to win last year while Mine that Bird paid $6.60 to place. The exacta paid $19.60 while the dollar trifecta paid $108.10. The superfecta was not too bad a payoff as the dollar super paid $2,903.80.

Two years ago it was Big Brown winning the Preakness as the heavy favorite and that was more the norm. Usually the Derby winner is favored in the Preakness. Favorites have done quite well through the years in Preakness Stakes wagering. Even last year when Rachel Alexandra won that happened since she went off as the favorite. Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird finished second in last year’s Preakness. Three years ago the winner of the Preakness was Curlin while Bernardini won in 2006. Afleet Alex was the 2005 winner while Smarty Jones won in 2004.

Unlike the Kentucky Derby, when you bet on Preakness Stakes odds you are not likely to hit the big ticket. The race does not have nearly as many horses and the favorite does far better than in the Derby. Betting the favorite has been the way to go and trying to find an exacta or a trifecta to go along with that horse is usually the way gamblers bet Preakness Stakes lines.

Time for Preakness Stakes Online Wagering Horse Racing

Post positions and online horse race gambling odds to win the Preakness StakesThe posts have been drawn, the online wagering horse racing odds favour Always Dreaming, and the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes is this Saturday. Now we play the waiting game… Ah, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos! Or we could see how the different post positions have fared since 1903.

Preakness Online Horse Race Gambling Flying Squadron

Preakness Online Horse Race GamblingPreakness Stakes online horse race gambling comes down to this: Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, Lookin at Lee, and seven other horses. The first won the Kentucky Derby and is the online wagering horse racing favorite to win the second leg of the American Triple Crown; the third was the runner-up at Churchill Downs; and the second has a chip on his shoulder (yes, horses indeed have shoulders).

Let’s yakkity yak of Preakness horse race odds-on fave

Preakness horse race odds-on faveA horse is a horse, of course, of course. That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Always Dreaming – the horse race odds-on favorite to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes this Saturday. No one can talk to a horse of course, but if you go right to the source and ask the horse, he'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.  He's always on a steady course to win the Second Jewel of the Triple Crown. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt won the Kentucky Derby as the online horse race gambling favorite, following in the hoof steps of California Chrome in 2014, American Pharoah in 2015, and Nyquist in 2016.

No. 7 with a Bullet for Preakness Horse Race Gambling?

Preakness online wagering horse racing favoritesWhen it comes to horse race gambling there is no such thing as TMI (too much information, if you're not into the whole brevity thing). For example, did you know that seven geldings have won the Preakness Stakes? And did you know that a gelding is a castrated horse? Well, now you know it and you can't unknow it. Here are many other factoids you should know, whether or not you want to.

Lauds for Preakness Stakes Online Horse Race Gambling

Preakness Stakes online horse race gamblingAlways Dreaming is the online horse race gambling favorite to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes for two major reasons; 1) he is the brand new Kentucky Derby champeen, and B) he is the only horse officially confirmed as of this writing to participate in the second leg of the Triple Crown. However, like in The Quick and the Dead, shooters are expected to arrive in town and throw their hats in the ring in the two weeks until Preakness actually takes place. 

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