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Video: Preakness Stakes Preview & Betting Tips

The Preakness Stakes field is set and as usual I spoke to our horse betting expert, Mike Dempsey, to help us out. 

I asked him: 

  • How is the favorite Always Dreaming looking coming into the race? 
  • Will he win? 
  • Who are some longer shots who have a chance? 

Check out his answers in the video above. 

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Preakness Stakes Odds: Always Dreaming Draws Four Post, 4-5 Chalk for Preakness

A field of 10 will head to the gate on Saturday in the $1.5-million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, but only one has a shot at Triple Crown glory, and his backers are going to have to take a short price.

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming drew the four post and was installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, and his odds remain at 4-5 at Bovada in early Preakness wagering.

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Preakness Stakes Betting Trends & Facts

The Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico is fast approaching with Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming seeking to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive.

The Todd Pletcher trainee is a solid 10-11 early betting favorite at Bovada after his 2 3/4 lengths victory in the Run for the Roses with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez in the irons.

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Classic Empire larga como favorito no Kentucky Derby, uma das provas mais tradicionais do turfe mundial!

Foto: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Disputa é também conhecida como "os dois minutos mais empolgantes do esporte"; derby acontece sempre no primeiro sábado de maio de cada ano.

A série de três anos de barbadas no Kentucky Derby tem tudo para chegar ao fim neste sábado (06), no hipódromo de Churchill Downs, em Louisville (EUA). A corrida deste ano não conta com um favorito claro, apesar de que há um consenso geral de que o puro-sangue Classic Empire deve se sagrar como o vencedor desta que é uma das provas mais importantes do turfe mundial.

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Pronóstico de carreras de caballos y favoritos para ganar el Derby de Kentucky

El famoso Derby de Kentucky se llevará a cabo este fin de semana en el hipódromo de Churchill Downs. La carrera de caballos es conocida como "Los Dos Minutos Más Excitantes en Deportes" y tendrá como uno de los protagonistas a un jinete mexicano.

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Early Kentucky Derby Live Long Shots

The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is coming up, with a 20-horse field lining up to go 1 ¼ miles on the first Saturday of May at historic Churchill Downs.

It is one of the best races to wager on all year, but can the betting public get it right again?

The wagering favorite has won in each of the last four years. Orb ($12.80) started the streak in 2013, followed by California Chrome ($7.00), American Pharoah ($7.80) and Nyquist ($6.60).

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How to Pick an Online Racebook

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Horse betting has increasingly become very easier and easier since the Internet was established. No need to head to the racetrack, fighting traffic, paying to park and admissions.  

Staying home and betting on horses has become immensely popular, since online racebooks are now offering plenty of incentives to horseplayers and vivid HD video streaming giving you the feeling you are actually at the track.

There are plenty of options available for horseplayers, and it is smart to take a good look at what the different racebooks have to offer before making a deposit.

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Pick 3, Pick 4, and Pick 6 Wagering

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The Pick 3 wager involves structuring a ticket to hit three consecutive races, and before the first race in the three-race sequence starts.

To cash your ticket, you must have the winning horse of all three races on your ticket, no small task.

Horizontal wagers can be a bit more complicated to structure and hit, and all of the handicapping has to be done in advance.

For instance, you don’t have the luxury of watching the post parade before deciding which horse to include in the third leg of the Pick 3 sequence.

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Daily Double Wagering

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Many newcomers to the horse racing game may not know this, but the Daily Double was the first exotic wager offered at racetracks.

It was first offered at Connaught Park Racetrack in Ottawa in 1931, used as an incentive to get horseplayers to the track early.

For years it was the only exotic wager, and then some tracks went nutty by offering it on the last two races on the card, presumably to keep horseplayers from going home early.

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