Betting On The 2017 Preakness Stakes

The 2017 Preakness Stakes takes place on May 20th this year, at historic Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland. The field features ten horses, all looking to take their place in history. The Preakness is a speed event, clocking in at 1 3/16th miles, 9.5 furlongs. It is the shortest of the three Triple Crown races. But that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to win. Nine horses will be looking to knock out Always Dreaming, the Kentucky Derby Winner, while Always Dreaming will by trying to keep his Triple Crown dreams alive.

Unlike at the Kentucky Derby, it looks like we’ll have a beautiful day for racing at this year’s Preakness, with 0% chance of rain on race day and clear skies leading up to the race. This is good news for horses who had trouble finding purchase in the rain-ravaged Derby track two weeks ago. Returning from the Derby are Classic Empire, Looking at Lee, Gunnevera, Hence, and of course, Derby Winner Always Dreaming.

As the second jewel in the Triple Crown, there’s one big question on everyone’s mind – are we going to be able to see a second Triple Crown winner in three years? After a thirty-seven year drought, 2015 saw the first Triple Crown winner (American Pharoah) since Affirmed in 1978. Will Always Dreaming be the next name added to this esteemed list?

Will Always Dreaming Be Able To Win The Preakness?

That’s the big question heading into Saturday’s race. While horse racing experts might not think that he has what it takes to win the Triple Crown, they’re split on whether or not he has what it takes to win the Preakness.

Regardless of professional speculation, Always Dreaming is happy as can be and in prime racing condition, according to multiple sources close to the Colt. “He seems to be proud of himself, and doing well,” Todd Pletcher, Always Dreaming’s Trainer, says. “I’m just very, very pleased with the way he’s come out of the Derby and the way he looks at Pimlico.”

50% of Derby Winners in the last twenty years have gone on to win the Preakness, but only American Pharoah was able to win the Triple Crown. While history dictates that Always Dreaming only has a fifty percent shot at winning this Maryland-based race, his odds say otherwise.

So, what are Always Dreaming’s Preakness Stakes betting odds? Right now, they’re the only ones that will have you paying more to win less. Of the ten horses on the board, his are the only negative odds. Always Dreaming’s odds to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes are -110.

What Are The Field’s Chance To Win The Preakness Stakes?

Classic Empire is the closest competition to Always Dreaming. At +400 odds to win the Preakness Stakes, Classic Empire is a great choice for betting fans who don’t think that Always Dreaming will have the speediness needed to win the Preakness. It looks like horses that ran in the Derby have better odds than the rest of the competition, as Looking at Lee (+1100), Gunnevera (+1200), and Hence (+1200) round out the top five behind Always Dreaming and Classic Empire. This year’s long shot is Term of Art at +2500 odds to win the Preakness Stakes. You can find these and more 2017 Preakness Stakes betting odds at racebooks online.

So How Can I Legally Bet On The Preakness Stakes?

Are these odds exciting you? Feel like you and you alone know what is going to happen at this year’s Stakes and want to actually make some money instead of just bragging about being right? Want to top what that one guy did at the Derby and win $75,000 on a $1 Superfecta? (Okay, that probably won’t happen again but still, go with me on this).

If any of that sounds like something you’d like to do, you’ll be happy to know that betting on the Preakness Stakes is legal and easy. Just as horse racing is a long-standing tradition in America, so is betting on these races. There are a couple of different ways you can bet on the 2017 Preakness.

The first is at the track itself. The Preakness is run at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. This 2017 Preakness Stakes is the 142nd running of the historic event, and if you get the chance, betting at the track is something that every racing fan should do at least once in their life.

But, if traveling to Baltimore isn’t in the budget this year, you can use an online, offshore racebook. These sites accept bettors from all 50 states, so you won’t be denied service just because your state doesn’t have horse racing betting. Online, offshore racebooks ensure safe, legal betting options for US bettors all over the country.

Whether you’re backing the favorite Always Dreaming or putting your money on a fresher horse like Conquest Mo Money, betting on the 2017 Preakness Stakes is easy as can be. And who knows – maybe the money you win at USA online sportsbooks this year will fund your trip to Pimlico next year?

Bovada Top 5 Horses
Odds
Bet The Horse Now
Always Dreaming
10/11
Bet On Always Dreaming
Classic Empire
15/4
Bet On Classic Empire
Lancaster Bomber
10/1
Bet On Lancaster Bomber
Looking at Lee
11/1
Bet On Looking at Lee
Gunnevera
12/1
Bet On Gunnevera