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.

Preakness Stakes Articles

The Preakness Stakes: Attack of the Eight New Shooters

May 19th, 2016 Preakness Stakes

2016 preakness stakesLike any good sequel, the Preakness Stakes – the second leg of the Triple Crown Championship – will feature returning characters. First and foremost, fan and horse betting favorite, our hero, Nyquist. Also, we of course have the Rochefort to Nyquist’s D’Artagnan, Exaggerator. Lani has also been confirmed, while Gun Runner has not been ruled out. But it is the new additions to the cast that our protagonist has to keep an eye out on. At least eight new shooters – horses who did not run in the Kentucky Derby – will attempt to give Nyquist a run for his money – or rather his owner’s money (horses have no use for currency as opposed to people who bet on horses).

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Kentucky Derby Runner-Up Exaggerator Arrives at Pimlico

May 17th, 2016 Preakness Stakes

Exaggerator arrives at Pimlico to race the 2016 Preakness StakesA horse – who happens to be called Exaggerator – walks into a racetrack – say, Pimlico Race Course – and is asked, “why the long face?” And he says, “because Nyquist is already here.” Seriously though, it appears as if the fate of the Kentucky Derby winner and Triple Crown horse betting favorite Nyquist and his perennial runner-up Exaggerator is to fulfill the roles of Achilles and the tortoise – or the Coyote and the Roadrunner, to put it in terms anyone can understand. Exaggerator seems doomed to always be two steps behind Nyquist, whether in competition – where he has already lost four times to the undefeated colt – or even if they’re just commuting from one place to another.

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Sudden Breaking News: Suddenbreakingnews Skips Preakness

May 12th, 2016 Preakness Stakes

Suddenbreakingnews skips the 2016 Preakness StakesSuddenbreakingnews and Brody’s Cause will skip the Preakness Stakes and wait for the Belmont Stakes. The horse betting landscape for the second race of the Thoroughbred Triple Crown has thus cleared space for new participants, though not for new favorites – undefeated colt and Kentucky Derby champion remains the choice for people who bet on horses. The only equines that weren’t shell-shocked enough by what transpired at the Run of the Roses to be crazy enough – crazy as a horses – to want to take on Nyquist again are Exaggerator and Lani, and maybe Gun Runner too.

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Few Horses set to take on Nyquist again at the Preakness

May 12th, 2016 Preakness Stakes

2016 Preakness Stakes Favorite NyquistFew people would bet on horses other than Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes, and few horses would bet on themselves either. Most of the Preakness field could be comprised of Kentucky Derby rejects, as well as others that skipped the Run of the Roses by choice. That group includes Cherry Wine and Laoban, which failed to scratch in and wounded up in the list of also-eligibles for the Derby, as well as Awesome Speed, Collected, Stradivari, and Uncle Lino. An exception is Exaggerator, whose trainer Keith Desormeaux said he would come back in the Preakness, while Gun Runner’s and Creator’s trainer Steve Asmussen said he would wait until later on before making up his mind for the Preakness, even though he didn’t sound too eager to defy horse betting odds again by facing Nyquist.

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Nyquist Favorite to Win Preakness Stakes after Derby Run

May 17th, 2016 Horseracing, Preakness Stakes

Nyquist favorite to win Preakness Stakes Early Preakness betting odds put the eight-race undefeated Nyquist against the field. The colt's victory at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday has trainer Doug O'Neill's horse as a heavy favorite to repeat his success at Pimlico Race Course on May 21st in Baltimore. Exaggerator, the runner-up behind Nyquist on Saturday, is also second on the odds board. As of Monday, according Exaggerator and Lani are the only early returns from Churchill Downs that will be racing in Baltimore in addition to Nyquist. Laoban and Cherry Wine are scheduled to run at Pimlico though they did not participate in the Run of the Roses. Regardless of who runs, Nyquist should be leading the charge when it’s all said and done.

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Short Prices in Preakness Stakes Betting

May 31st, 2011 Preakness Stakes

The second race in horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place on Saturday, May 21st with Preakness Stake’s betting odds on the board

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