Horse Racing: Preakness Stakes Odds

Raceday odds to win the Preakness Stakes at the online sportsbooks continue to have American Pharoah as the clear favorite, with challengers Firing Line and Dortmund jockeying for the second spot on the odds list.

At Bovada American Pharoah remains the 10/13 favorite on the odds to win the 2015 Preakness Stakes on Saturday morning, with Firing Line at 17/4 and Dortmund at 9/2 on those betting lines for the second jewel in the Triple Crown.

Danzig Moon then sits at 20/1 at Bovada, with Divining Rod at 22/1 and Mr. Z at 25/1 on the list. Bodhisattva is pegged at 33/1 odds on those Preakness Stakes odds for Saturday at the sportsbook, with Tale of Verve rounding out the field at 50/1 odds.

Odds to Win 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES at Bovada as of May 16
  • 1. AMERICAN PHAROAH (Espinoza / Baffert) 10/13
  • 2. DORTMUND (Garcia / Baffert) 9/2
  • 3. MR. Z (Nakatani / Lukas) 25/1
  • 4. DANZIG MOON (Leparoux / Casse) 20/1
  • 5. TALE OF VERVE (Rosario / Stewart) 50/1
  • 6. BODHISATTVA (McCarthy / Corrales) 33/1
  • 7. DIVINING ROD (Castellano / Delcaour) 22/1
  • 8. FIRING LINE (Stevens / Callaghan) 17/4
Recent Preakness STAKES Winners
2014California ChromeVictor EspinozaArt Sherman01:54.8$1,500,000
2013OxbowGary StevensD. Wayne Lukas01:57.5$1,000,000
2012I'll Have AnotherMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill01:55.9$1,000,000
2011ShacklefordJesus CastanonDale Romans01:56.5$1,550,000
2010Lookin At LuckyMartin GarciaBob Baffert01:55.5$1,000,000
2009Rachel AlexandraCalvin BorelSteve Asmussen01:55.1$1,100,000
2008Big BrownKent DesormeauxRichard Dutrow01:54.9$1,000,000
2007CurlinRobby AlbaradoSteve Asmussen01:53.5$1,000,000
2006BernardiniJavier CastellanoTom Albertrani01:54.6$1,000,000
2005Afleet AlexJeremy RoseTimothy Ritchey01:55.0$1,000,000
2004Smarty JonesStewart ElliottJohn Servis01:55.6$1,000,000
2003Funny CideJose SantosBarclay Tagg01:55.6$1,000,000
2002War EmblemVictor EspinozaBob Baffert01:56.4$1,000,000
2001Point GivenGary StevensBob Baffert01:55.4$1,000,000
2000Red BulletJerry BaileyJoe Orseno01:56.0$1,000,000
1999CharismaticChris AntleyD. Wayne Lukas01:55.2$1,000,000
1998Real QuietKent DesormeauxBob Baffert01:54.6$1,000,000
1997Silver CharmGary StevensBob Baffert01:54.8$1,000,000
1996Louis QuatorzePat DayNick Zito01:53.4$800,000
1995Timber CountryPat DayD. Wayne Lukas†01:54.4$750,000
1994Tabasco CatPat DayD. Wayne Lukas01:56.4$750,000
1993Prairie BayouMike SmithTom Bohannan01:56.6$750,000
1992Pine BluffChris McCarronTom Bohannan01:55.6$750,000
1991HanselJerry BaileyFrank L. Brothers01:54.0$750,000
1990Summer SquallPat DayNeil J. Howard01:53.6$750,000
1989Sunday SilencePat ValenzuelaChar.Whittingham01:53.8$750,000
1988Risen StarEd DelahoussayeLouie Roussel01:56.2$700,000
1987AlyshebaChris McCarronJack Van Berg01:55.8$700,000
1986Snow ChiefAlex SolisMelvin F. Stute01:54.8$700,000
1985Tank's ProspectPat DayD. Wayne Lukas01:53.4$700,000
1984Gate DancerAngel CorderoJack Van Berg01:53.6$400,000
1983Deputed TestamonyDonald Miller, Jr.J. William Boniface01:55.4$400,000
1982Aloma's RulerJack KaenelJohn J. Lenzini, Jr.01:55.4$350,000
1981Pleasant ColonyJorge VelasquezJohn P. Campo01:54.6$350,000
1980CodexAngel CorderoD. Wayne Lukas01:54.2$300,000
1979Spectacular BidRonnie FranklinBud Delp01:54.2$300,000
1978AffirmedSteve CauthenLaz Barrera01:54.4$250,000
1977Seattle Slew Jean CruguetBill Turner01:54.4$250,000

Archived - 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah remains the betting favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), with the colt sitting at betting odds of 10/13 at Bovada.

The Bob Baffert trainee drew the one post and will face seven rivals that are hoping to end his Triple Crown bid at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.

The Kentucky Derby winner comes into the Preakness riding a five-race winning streak, leaving Firing Line and Dortmund in his wake inside the final furlong at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May. Firing Line finished second beaten a length while third place finisher Dortmund was three lengths behind the winner.

Dortmund is at 9/2 with Firing LIne at 4/1 in the Preakness Stakes wagering at Bovada.

Baffert is no stranger to the Pimlico winner’s circle, saddling five Preakness winners, the most recent in 2010 with Lookin At Lucky. Baffert has brought three Kentucky Derby winners to Baltimore and won the Preakness with all three - Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998) and War Emblem (2002). Baffert also won with Point Given in 2001.

American Pharoah is going to be tough to beat, and a victory would send him to New York for a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

His stablemate Dortmund may be his biggest threat. The colt had won six races in a row to start his career, his lone defeat coming in the Derby. In prop betting at Bovada there is a matchup wager between the Baffert duo - American Pharoah is listed at -225 while Dortmund is at +175.

The two others exiting the Derby are Danzig Moon and Mr. Z, who both figure to be longshots. Danzig Moon had a rough trip in a fifth place finish in the Derby, beaten 6 ½ lengths. The Mark Casse trainee is at odds of 20/1 at Bovada.

Mr. Z has won just once in 13 tries but has finished in the money in eight stakes races. He will be saddled by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a six-time winner of the Preakness. His odds stand at 33/1.

Divining Rod is coming off a sharp win in the Coolmore Lexington (G3) at Keeneland and is at odds of 22/1. The other two newcomers for the Preakness Stakes are Tale of Verve (50/1 at Bovada) and Bodhisattva (40/1 at Bovada).

Michael Dempsey will be providing his full card handicapping report for Preakness Day at

Odds to Win 2015 Preakness Stakes at Bovada

Odds to Win 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES as of May 15
  • 1. AMERICAN PHAROAH (Espinoza / Baffert) 10/13
  • 2. DORTMUND (Garcia / Baffert) 9/2
  • 3. MR. Z (Nakatani / Lukas) 33/1
  • 4. DANZIG MOON (Leparoux / Casse) 20/1
  • 5. TALE OF VERVE (Rosario / Stewart) 50/1
  • 6. BODHISATTVA (McCarthy / Corrales) 40/1
  • 7. DIVINING ROD (Castellano / Delcaour) 22/1
  • 8. FIRING LINE (Stevens / Callaghan) 4/1
Will American Pharoah win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes -130
  • No -110
Will American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes?
  • Yes EVEN
  • No -140
Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
  • Yes +225
  • No -350
Will Dortmund win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes +425
  • No -750
Will Firing Line win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes +425
  • No -750

Archived - 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is getting the early wagering action for the 2015 Preakness Stakes, currently at betting odds of 5/6 at Bovada.

The Bob Baffert trainee is seeking to keep his Triple Crown bid alive with a win next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The colt has now won five races in a row.

The colt will see several familiar faces in the starting gate including Firing Line, who battled with him in the deep stretch at the Kentucky Derby, finally having to settle for the runner up spot, a length back. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the colt is currently the second choice at Bovada at 5/1.

Dortmund weakened to finish third in the Run for the Roses, his first defeat after stringing together six consecutive wins to start his career including taking the Santa Anita Derby (G1).

The son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown is the third choice in early Preakness wagering at 11/2.

The next three in early betting are trained by Todd Pletcher. Carpe Diem is at 18/1 and is coming off a disappointing 10th place finish in the Kentucky Derby as the third betting choice.

Materiality, winner of the Florida Derby (G1), suffered his first defeat in the Kentucky Derby, checking in sixth after a troubled trip. The colt is at odds of 14/1 for the Preakness.

Competitive Edge, also at 14/1, won the Pat Day Mile (G3) on the Derby Day undercard and is under consideration for the Preakness. The son of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the colt is undefeated in four career starts.

It is unlikely Pletcher will bring all three of his runners back on two weeks rest, so keep checking back for the latest Preakness betting news.

Divining Rod is a new shooter to the Triple Crown. The colt won the Coolmore Lexington (G3) in his last start at Keeneland. He was third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) in his previous outing. His early Preakness betting odds at Bovada stand at 25/1.

The local hero is longshot Bodhisattva, winner of the Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico in his last outing. Trained by Jose Corrales, the colt is at odds of 40/1.

Michael Dempsey will be providing his full card handicapping report for Preakness Day at

Odds to Win 2015 Preakness Stakes at Bovada

Odds to Win 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES as of May 10
  • American Pharoah 5/6
  • Firing Line 5/1
  • Dortmund 11/2
  • Competitive Edge 14/1
  • Materiality 14/1
  • Carpe Diem 18/1
  • Danzig Moon 25/1
  • Divining Rod 25/1
  • Bodhisattva 40/1
  • Stanford 40/1
  • Grand Bili 50/1
  • Tale of Verve 50/1
Will American Pharoah win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes -120
  • No -120
Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
  • Yes +225
  • No -350

Archived - 2014 PREAKNESS STAKES

When advanced wagering on the $1.5 million 2014 Preakness Stakes closed on Friday, Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was attracting most of the attention as expected, closing at odds of 1-2.

The betting pool was just money wagered in Maryland and it totaled only $51,655, a small amount compared to the millions that will be wagered by Saturday afternoon, but it gives us an early look at how the betting odds may play out.

There is no doubt that the Derby winner will be heavily bet, and perhaps go down from his 3-5 morning line. The colt seems likely to be the shortest priced Preakness favorite since Big Brown won the race at 1-5 in 2008. Bovada currently has California Chrome at betting odds of 5-9.

The second choice in the early betting was Social Inclusion at 8-1, who figures to be the pacesetter. The colt makes his first start since running third in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 5. The colt figures to be the second choice, while Bayern, who was at 9-1, figures to be the third choice in the betting.

Local favorite Kid Cruz took some early action, bet down from his 20-1 morning line to 10-1. The colt won the Federico Tesio over the Pimlico surface and is the lone runner in the field with a win at the track.

The filly Ria Antonia, who was sixth in the Kentucky Oaks in her last start, was bet down from her 30-1 morning line down to 14-1.

Post time for the Preakness Stakes is 6:18pm (ET) and will be televised on NBC. For the latest betting odds, props, and matchup bets for the Preakness go to Bovada.

Advance 2014 Preakness Wagering from Friday
  • 01 Dynamic Impact 23-1
  • 02 General a Rod 22-1
  • 03 California Chrome 1-2
  • 04 Ring Weekend 25-1
  • 05 Bayern 9-1
  • 06 Ria Antonia 14-1
  • 07 Kid Cruz 10-1
  • 08 Social Inclusion 8-1
  • 09 Pablo Del Monte 50-1
  • 10 Ride On Curlin 11-1

Archived - 2014 PREAKNESS STAKES

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome drew the No. 3 post and was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The Derby winner will face nine foes, two he beat in the Run for the Roses and seven new shooters led by Social Inclusion, who is the second choice on the morning line at odds of 5-1.

Social Inclusion pressed the early pace and weakened late to finish third in the Wood Memorial (G1) in his last outing. The colt won his first two career starts by a combined 17 ½ lengths.

California Chrome has been bet heavily since winning the Kentucky Derby by 1 ¾ lengths over longshot Commanding Curve on the first Saturday of May. The latest price at Bovada has the Derby winner at betting odds of 5-8.

The co-third choices on the morning line are Ride On Curlin and Bayern at 10-1. Ride On Curlin checked in seventh in the Derby after a wide trip while Bayern was a nose in front at the wire in the Derby Trial (G3) but was disqualified for interference in the stretch and placed second.

Bayern’s trainer Bob Baffert has won the Preakness five times, the latest with Lookin At Lucky in 2010.

Ria Antonia, who won last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) by disqualification, takes on the boys. Five fillies have won the Preakness Stakes, the last coming in 2009 when Rachel Alexandra defeated Derby winner Mine That Bird. She will break from the six post and is 30-1 on the morning line. Her latest betting odds at Bovada are 33-1.

In addition to Preakness betting, Bovada is offering a prop on California Chrome’s chances of winning the Triple Crown . . .

Will California Chrome win the 2014 Triple Crown?
  • No 1-3
  • Yes 2-1

Here are the official morning line odds and post positions for the Preakness Stakes. For the latest betting odds and props for the race check out Bovada.

The Preakness Stakes: Post - Horse - Odds
  • 01 Dynamic Impact 12-1
  • 02 General a Rod 15-1
  • 03 California Chrome 3-5
  • 04 Ring Weekend 20-1
  • 05 Bayern 10-1
  • 06 Ria Antonia 30-1
  • 07 Kid Cruz 20-1
  • 08 Social Inclusion 5-1
  • 09 Pablo Del Monte 20-1
  • 10 Ride On Curlin 10-1

Archived - 2014 PREAKNESS STAKES

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 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 concludes weeks later at Belmont in New York).

In 2014, all eyes - and many of the wagers - will be on Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome.

In 2013, Orb was the favorite and was beaten by 16/1 longshot Oxbow. If the Derby winner does not live up to his Preakness Stakes odds status most casual horse fans go back to sleep.

Current Preakness Stakes odds (futures) courtesy of Bovada
  • California Chrome 5/8
  • Danza 7/1
  • Social Inclusion 8/1
  • Bayern 12/1
  • Ride on Curlin 12/1
  • Kid Cruz 14/1
  • Dynamic Impact 16/1
  • Strong Mandate 18/1
  • General A Rod 25/1
  • Pablo Del Monte 25/1
  • Ring Weekend 25/1
  • Ria Antonia 33/1
Also courtesy of BetOnline
  • Bayern +1000     
  • California Chrome -155     
  • Danza +600     
  • Dynamic Impact +800     
  • Kid Cruz +2000     
  • Pablo Del Monte +2000     
  • Ria Antonia +5000     
  • Ride On Curlin +800     
  • Ring Weekend +3000     
  • Social Inclusion +600     
  • General a Rod +1200    
And from
  • Bayern +1200
  • California Chrome -150
  • Danza +1000
  • Dynamic Impact +1600
  • General A Rod +2200
  • Kid Cruz +1500
  • Pablo Del Monte +2400
  • Ria Antonia +3200
  • Ride On Curlin +1200
  • Ring Weekend +2000
  • Social Inclusion +600
  • Strong Mandate +1700