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Preakness Stakes Odds

The Preakness Stakes serves as a launchpad for the biggest horse racing excitement of the year or it muffles the excitement for the casual horse bettor.

Just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby has crowned its champion, horses gather again in at Pimlico Racetrack in Maryland for the second jewel in the Triple Crown. If the same horse wins again, it sets in motion three weeks of major hype around the Triple Crown (which is run weeks later at Belmont in New York).

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If the Derby winner does not live up to his Preakness Stakes odds status, most casual horse fans go back to sleep. (Earlier piece on Triple Crown odds not offering big payoff on Orb and current Preakness props article).

The field was expected to be smaller in 2013 after several late decisions to skip the race. Vyjack, Normandy Invasion and Street Spice all backed out in the final week.

As a result, the over-under on number of horses moved down from 13 to 11.5 by Monday at Bovada.

Line Update Thursday after post draw: courtesy of Bovada:

Orb - 10/11
Mylute - 6/1
Departing -13/2
Goldencents - 8/1
Governor Charlie - 10/1
Itsmyluckyday - 12/1
Will Take Charge - 12/1
Oxbow - 16/1
Titletown Five - 28/1


Current Preakness Stakes odds as of Monday May 13: courtesy of 5Dimes, watch for updates.

101   Orb wins Preakness Stakes -105        
105   Goldencents wins Preakness Stakes +900        
107   Mylute wins Preakness Stakes +1100        
109   Departing wins Preakness Stakes +425        
111   Govenor Charlie wins Peakness Stakes +1400        
113   Itsmyluckyday wins Preakness Stakes +1100        
115   Oxbow wins Preakness Stakes +1700         
119   Will Take Charge wins Preakness Stakes +1400        
121   Titletown Five wins Preakness Stakes +3000   

Preakness Stakes Props - courtesy of Bovada:

Will Orb win the Triple Crown?    

Yes +250    

No -400     

Will Orb win the Preakness Stakes        

Yes EVEN  

No -140     

Will Orb Finish in the Top 3 at the Preakness Stakes       

Yes -400     

No +250    

Note* - 380 and +260 at 5Dimes

How many horses will run in the Preakness Stakes?        

Over/Under 11.5


2013 Preakness Stakes

In 2013, Orb comes in as the huge favorite after an exciting dash to win the Kentucky Derby. The field will be set and the mroning line odds and post positions set on Wednesday.

In the mean time, race fans in the United States can visit US Racebook for a $100 bonus and live video and past performances of this race. Fans in selected states that are excluded from can get a terrific bonus and odds and props at online racebooks such as Bovada.

2012 Preakness Stakes

In 2012, the Preakness Stakes was another fight to the finish between Bodemeister and I'll Have Another, who had won the Kentucky Derby. [ See preview from 2012 Preakness ]

Once again, the Canadian horse with the unknown jockey raced past Bodemeister at the wire, setting up another stab at the triple Crown. Of course, on the eve of the Belmont Stakes, I'll Have Another was scratched due to injury and the horse racing season for casual fans fizzled.

Preakness Stakes Winners Since 1977             
Year    Winner    Jockey    Trainer    Time    Purse        
2012    I'll Have Another    Mario Gutierrez    Doug O'Neill    01:55.9    $1,000,000                
2011    Shackleford        Jesus Castanon    Dale Romans    01:56.5    $1,550,000+                
2010    Lookin At Lucky        Martin Garcia    Bob Baffert    01:55.5    $1,000,000                
2009    Rachel Alexandra‡    Calvin Borel    Steve Asmussen    01:55.1    $1,100,000+                
2008    Big Brown        Kent Desormeaux    Richard Dutrow    01:54.9    $1,000,000                
2007    Curlin            Robby Albarado    Steve Asmussen    01:53.5    $1,000,000                
2006    Bernardini        Javier CastellanoTom Albertrani    01:54.6    $1,000,000                
2005    Afleet Alex        Jeremy Rose    Timothy Ritchey    01:55.0    $1,000,000                
2004    Smarty Jones        Stewart Elliott    John Servis    01:55.6    $1,000,000                
2003    Funny Cide        Jose Santos    Barclay Tagg    01:55.6    $1,000,000                
2002    War Emblem        Victor Espinoza    Bob Baffert    01:56.4    $1,000,000                
2001    Point Given        Gary Stevens    Bob Baffert    01:55.4    $1,000,000                
2000    Red Bullet        Jerry Bailey    Joe Orseno    01:56.0    $1,000,000                
1999    Charismatic        Chris Antley    D. Wayne Lukas    01:55.2    $1,000,000                
1998    Real Quiet        Kent Desormeaux    Bob Baffert    01:54.6    $1,000,000                
1997    Silver Charm        Gary Stevens    Bob Baffert    01:54.8    $1,000,000                
1996    Louis Quatorze        Pat Day        Nick Zito    01:53.4    $800,000                
1995    Timber Country        Pat Day        D. Wayne Lukas†    01:54.4    $750,000                
1994    Tabasco Cat        Pat Day        D. Wayne Lukas    01:56.4    $750,000                
1993    Prairie Bayou        Mike Smith    Tom Bohannan    01:56.6    $750,000                
1992    Pine Bluff        Chris McCarron    Tom Bohannan    01:55.6    $750,000                
1991    Hansel            Jerry Bailey    Frank L. Brothers01:54.0$750,000                
1990    Summer Squall        Pat Day        Neil J. Howard    01:53.6    $750,000                
1989    Sunday Silence        Pat Valenzuela    Char.Whittingham01:53.8    $750,000                
1988    Risen Star        Ed Delahoussaye    Louie Roussel    01:56.2    $700,000                
1987    Alysheba        Chris McCarron    Jack Van Berg    01:55.8    $700,000                
1986    Snow Chief        Alex Solis    Melvin F. Stute    01:54.8    $700,000                
1985    Tank's Prospect        Pat Day        D. Wayne Lukas    01:53.4    $700,000                
1984    Gate Dancer        Angel Cordero    Jack Van Berg    01:53.6    $400,000                
1983    Deputed Testamony    Donald Miller    J. William Boniface01:55.4$400,000            
1982    Aloma's Ruler        Jack Kaenel    John J. Lenzini    01:55.4    $350,000                
1981    Pleasant Colony        Jorge Velasquez    John P. Campo    01:54.6    $350,000                
1980    Codex            Angel Cordero    D. Wayne Lukas    01:54.2    $300,000                
1979    Spectacular Bid        Ronnie Franklin    Bud Delp    01:54.2    $300,000                
1978    Affirmed †        Steve Cauthen    Laz Barrera    01:54.4    $250,000                
1977    Seattle Slew †        Jean Cruguet    Bill Turner    01:54.4    $250,000