2013 The Preakness Horse Racing Betting Odds Preview

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It will be the 2013 running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday May 18th as Orb looks to capture the second jewel of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown series. The Preakness Stakes is scheduled as Race 12 on the card at Pimlico with a post time of 6:20PM Eastern Time and television coverage by NBC TV.

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The 2013 Preakness will feature a field of nine with eight colts and one gelding going to the post to run the 1 3/16th of a mile race over the fast dirt surface of Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore Maryland. Everyone is hoping for a fast dirt surface as there is a 50% chance of rain for the Preakness.

The current favorite at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the #1 horse and Kentucky Derby winner Orb at -130 odds to win. Orb enters the Preakness after a 2 ½ length win in the Kentucky Derby and will be ridden by Joel Rosario. Orb took advantage of a suicide pace set by the early leaders of the Kentucky Derby as Orb made up chunks of ground late against a tiring field who were begging for the wire in the 1 ¼ mile race. Prior to his win the Kentucky Derby it was Orb winning two major prep races held at Florida in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and Florida Derby.

The second choice in the wagering will be the #4 horse Departing who is trained by Albert Stall and ridden by 2012 Breeders Cup winning jockey Brian Hernandez. Departing is a fresh and new shooter as the Illinois Derby winner skipped the Kentucky Derby for this spot.

Two other horses taking action is the #5 Mylute at +700 odds and the California based horse #2 Goldensense at +800 odds. Mylute will have the female jockey Rosie Napravnick aboard and was a good fifth place finisher in the Kentucky Derby just 3 ¾ lengths behind Orb. Prior to his fifth place finish Mylute was second in the Louisiana Derby. Goldensense the Santa Anita Derby winner and trained by 2012 Kentucky Derby winning trainer Doug O’Neil did not take to the sloppy conditions at Churchill Downs and was eased late during the running of the Kentucky Derby.

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