Odds to Win the Preakness Stakes
As of Friday, Orb is the favorite to win the 2013 Preakness Stakes. This is the second leg of the Triple Crown, which takes place on Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. No horse has won the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. That’s the tall task that is ahead of Orb, which is currently the 10/11 favorite to win the Preakness.
This race will feature nine horses, six of which also competed in the Kentucky Derby. Only three of the past 29 Preakness winners have not raced in the Kentucky Derby as well. Mylute and Departing are the second favorites at 13/2 odds. Titletown is the biggest long shot at 28/1 odds, while Oxbox is the second-biggest at 16/1.
Partly owned by Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, Goldencents checks in at 8/1 odds. He is followed by Governor Charlie and Itsmyluckyday, which are both listed at 10/1. Take Charge is currently at 12/1 odds to win.
When deciding which horse you are going to bet on, you must first consider the distance of this track and how these horses have fared at similar distances. Pimlico Race Course is slightly shorter than the Kentucky Derby. The Preakness will be run at 1 3/16 miles, whereas the Derby was run at 1 1/4 miles.
You may also want to look at the weather as there is a 50 percent chance of showers on Saturday. Without further ado, here is the complete list of odds from Bovada Sportsbook for the 2013 Preakness Stakes.
2013 Preakness Stakes Odds
- Orb 10/11
- Mylute 13/2
- Departing 13/2
- Goldencents 8/1
- Governor Charlie 10/1
- Itsmyluckyday 10/1
- Will Take Charge 12/1
- Oxbow 16/1
- Titletown Five 28/1