Rachel Alexandra Odds

Like betting on lady luck when it comes to horses? Then your girl might be Rachel Alexandra, the filly who is a 3/2 favorite to win the 134th running of the Preakness Stakes.

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Normally the winner of the Kentucky Derby receives most of the attention from the public, especially when said winner was a 50/1 long shot to win. But 2009 Kentucky Derby Mine That Bird wasn’t the talk of the town two weeks ago at Churchill Downs – Rachel Alexandra was.

Rachel Alexandra won the Kentucky Oaks the day before the Derby by more than 20 lengths, which turned some heads at Churchill Downs. Since that impressive victory, the 3-year old filly was made an immediate favorite to win the 2009 Preakness Stakes by oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, even before she was confirmed to run.

Rachel Alexandra has been lights out since October of last year. She won the Allowance on October 17, finished second at the Pocahontas S. on November 1, and placed first at the Golden Rod S. on November 29.

She’s been flawless so far in 2009, winning at the Martha Washington S. on February 15, the Fair Grounds Oaks on March 14, the Fantasy S. on April 5, and the Kentucky Oaks on May 1. Simply put, Rachel Alexandra has been phenomenal.

There’s a chance Rachel Alexandra still might not run in the Preakness, although unless she suffers an injury pre-race and is scratched, chances are looking good that she’ll be in the field on May 16. And given that, oddsmakers are casting her as the favorite.

The 134th running of the Preakness Stakes will be held Saturday, May 16 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. For complete odds on the race, see below and for more information, be sure to check out our 2009 Preakness Stakes Viewing Guide.

2009 Preakness Stakes Odds – Saturday, May 16 – Pimlico Race Course – Baltimore, Maryland

Big Drama 20/1

Flying Private 20/1

Friesen Fire 8/1

General Quarters 9/1

Hull 18/1

Luv Gov 30/1

Mine That Bird 7/2

Musket Man 8/1

Papa Clem 8/1

Pioneerof The Nile 6/1

Rachel Alexandra 3/2

Take The Points 22/1

Terrain 25/1

Tone It Down 35/1

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Posted: 5/11/09 6:41PM ET


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