Preakness Stakes & Online Horse Betting Have Arrived
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This upcoming Saturday, the third Saturday of May, will be the 142nd rendition of the Preakness Stakes. Online horse betting punters have been keeping their gaze firmly fixed on the Preakness, vying to make this year’s Stakes as remunerative as possible.
Always Dreaming, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby, opens as the racebook favorite by a significant margin. If Always Dreaming is able to come away with the second-leg of the Triple Crown, the colt will come one step closer to making history. However, Always Dreaming wouldn’t be the first betting favorite to come up short at the Preakness Stakes.
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One of the biggest differences between the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby is the fact that the Stakes are limited to just 10 horses, whereas 20 steeds compete at the Derby. The Kentucky Derby actually pulls a larger audience, the largest amongst horse races within the US, and the extra 10 online horse betting options might have something to do with it.
142nd Preakness Stakes – Saturday, May 20th
When: Coverage begins at 5 pm ET
Where: Pimlico Race Course, Maryland
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Purse: $1.5 million
Distance: 1 3/16 miles
Post Time: 7:35 pm ET
Record: 1:53 Secretariat (1973)
The best way to maximize your winnings at the Preakness is by making exotic bets, like the trifecta or superfecta. A trifecta involves correctly picking the first, second, and third place winners in the correct order. At the Kentucky Derby, this type of bet had a payout of over $8,000. Likewise, a superfecta involves correctly picking first, second, third, and fourth place finishers, in the correct order as well. Correctly predicting a Superfecta would have netter punters over $75,000 at the Kentucky Derby. With that in mind, here are the horses competing in this year’s Preakness, as well as the according online horse betting odds.
Online Horse Betting Odds Ahead of Preakness Stakes
Horse || Jockey || Odds
Always Dreaming || John Velazquez || -140
Classic Empire || Julien Leparoux || +250
Lookin At Lee || Corey Lanerie || +800
Gunnevera || Mike Smith || +1000
Cloud Computing || Javier Castellano || +1500
Conquest Mo Money || Jorge Carreno || +1600
Hence || Florent Geroux || +1700
Multiplier || Joel Rosario || +2000
Senior Investment || Channing Hill || +2500
Term of Art || Jose Ortiz || +3000
The Grade I Stakes race for three-year old Thoroughbreds will be held over a distance of 1.9 km. Always Dreaming, like all other Derby winners, has been put in Stall 40 of the Preakness Stakes Barn. Classic Empire is expected to be Always Dreaming’s biggest competitor, despite the fact that Classic Empire finished fourth at the Kentucky Derby.