Preakness Betting Preview
With the Kentucky Derby complete, the sports betting world now anxiously awaits the 133rd Preakness Stakes to be held at Pimlico Race Course on May 17th.
Despite playing second fiddle to the “race of races”, the Kentucky Derby, over 121,000 fans watched live and hundred of thousands more wagered online for the Preakness Stakes last year.
Before placing a wager on this year’s second race of the 2008 Triple Crown Mike Seaton of TheSpread.com breaks down for bettors how to handicap the 133rd Preakness Stakes.
- Be Weary of Preakness Stakes Long Shots
Eight of the last eleven horses to win the Preakness Stakes paid 3-1 odds to win or less. History shows the favorites come up big in this race. It can be tempting to pick a horse with decent numbers and long odds but don’t ignore the trends, favorites win the Preakness.
- Experience Counts
Over the past ten years, the horses who have won the Preakness have averaged at least 7 or more starts before reaching the gates at Pimlico. Eight of the last ten winners of the Preakness Stakes were horses who had their previous start at the Kentucky Derby. There are only 2 horses entered in the 2008 Preakness that also competed in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, Big Brown and Gayego.
- Respect the
Don’t let the fact that no horse has won the Triple Crown since Affirmed did it in 1978 fool you. In the last ten years, six horses that have won the Kentucky Derby have gone on to win the Preakness Stakes. Big Brown got his
- Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself
It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the excitement of the Triple Crown and want to look ahead to the
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