Preakness Stakes Betting
Every year on the third Saturday in May, the world shifts its attention to
Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland for the running of the Preakness
stakes. This is the second leg the Triple Crown and by far one of the biggest
global betting events in racing.
The first Preakness Stakes was won in 1873 by an 11-1 long shot, Survivor.
The biggest long shot to ever win the Preakness is Master Derby in 1975 who paid
$48.05 on a $2 bet.
The Preakness has hosted some of the biggest thoroughbred names, which is by
Preakness Stakes betting is so popular. This year the attention will turn
to Street Sense following his win in the Kentucky Derby, and a lot of
Preakness Stakes betting will no doubt go towards propositions that deal
with his chances in this race and the Triple Crown. It can be expected that he
will be the betting favorite even though he will be in such illustrious company.
Just as a matter of interest, favorites have won the Preakness in four of the
last five years, and three of the last four Kentucky Derby winners have won the
Preakness so after his performance in the Kentucky Derby it's of little surprise
that Street Sense head the betting odds.
Handicappers will also tell you that even though there are reports to suggest
otherwise, Pimlico is a very fast track so it will be well suited to horses with
early speed and the ability to stalk.
We expect the odds to be generally quite short, which is often the case in
this race. You are therefore advised to save some dollars for an exacta or
Trifecta bet. A lot of recreational bettors will box their Exacta and Trifecta
bets which means the runners can comer in any order and you still win.
A three-horse Trifecta box at most race books costs $6, a four-horse
box is $24, a five-horse box is $60, and a six-horse box is $120.
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Preakness Stakes Betting Sites
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