Preakness Stakes 2020

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Preakness Stakes Odds

The Preakness Stakes is one of the world’s most prestigious races and it always attracts a star-studded field. It takes place over a distance of 1 3/16 miles on the left-handed dirt track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The race is limited to three-year-old colts and fillies, and it traditionally represents the second leg of the world-famous Triple Crown.
However, the coronavirus crisis has turned the 2020 season on its head. The Belmont Stakes became the first leg of the 2020 Triple Crown after moving to a new date of June 20. The Kentucky Derby then moved to September 5 and the Preakness 2020 was slated for October 3, making it the final leg of the three races. Bettors will therefore be very familiar with the horses featured in the Preakness Stakes betting odds, as it will take place towards the end of the season.

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Preakness Stakes
Eleven of the finest three-year-olds in the business will descend upon Pimlico to vie for glory in the $1 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads the betting after drawing Post 9 for the big race. Art Collector and Thousand Words are also in contention after impressing throughout 2020, so it should prove to be a fascinating race.
The Preakness is usually the second leg of the Triple Crown, but Covid-19 has turned the current season on its head. It will represent the final leg of the Triple Crown, and horses that ran in the Derby will have enjoyed a full four weeks of rest, leaving them fresh for another intense battle.
Preakness Stakes oddsmaker Keith Fuestle released morning line odds on the race after the post positions were drawn on Monday. Authentic naturally heads the betting after his emphatic victory, but danger lurks everywhere. There are 11 runners in total, as Country Grammer was a late withdrawal by trainer Chad Brown before the entries.
Art Collector is the 5-2 second favorite, followed by Swiss Skydiver and Thousand Words at 6-1. Longer shots include Ny Traffic, Max Player, Pneumatic, Excession, Jesus’ Team and Liveyourbeastlife. They will all race of 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico on Saturday, provided there are no late scratches.

You might see Preakness odds rendered in three different formats. The most common format used by betting sites that allow you to bet on the Preakness Stakes will be fractional odds.
In order to educate you on how to read Preakness Stakes horse odds, we can use the 2019 Preakness Stakes odds to provide an example. The Bob Baffert trained Improbable was the 5/2 favorite among last year’s Preakness Stakes entries.
Fractional odds inform you of the potential profit you stand to make by betting on a horse competing in the Preakness race. The number on the left of the slash refers to the amount you stand to earn by wagering the number on the right. If you see odds of 5/2, it tells you that you would earn a $5 profit from every $2 you stake if your wager is successful. A $10 bet on Improbable at 5/2 would therefore have earned you a $25 profit if he had won the race. You get your stake back if your bet is a winner, so your return would have been $35.
In the end, 4/1 shot War of Will won the race last year. That means your Preakness Stakes winnings on a $10 bet would have been $40.
You might also see the latest Preakness Stakes odds rendered in American format. In that case, 4/1 would become +400. It works by informing you of the profit you stand to make from a $100 wager. A $100 bet at +400 would net you a $400 profit. Odds of 5/2 would become +250 in American format.
The final option for the Preakness odds would be decimal format. This informs you of the return you stand to receive in the event your wager is successful, rather than the profit. Fractional odds of 4/1 would become 5.00. You then multiply your stake by that figure to calculate your return. A $10 bet at 5.00 returns $50 (a $40 profit and the return of your $10 stake). If you wish to bet on Preakness Stakes horses, you can easily convert the current Preakness Stakes odds from one format to another with our online calculator.

You have a number of exciting Preakness Stakes bets to choose from when gearing up to watch the action unfold. A straight win bet is the most common option. You simply check out the odds, pick a horse, choose the amount you wish to bet and enjoy the race. However, you have plenty of alternatives at your disposal too.
An exacta is one of the most common types of horse bets. It requires you to predict the winner and the runner-up in that exact order. You will earn a much higher payout on an exacta than on a win bet, and payouts are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis. Other popular options include a quinella, trifecta and superfecta.
You can also box horses together and create different exacta and trifecta combinations within that box. A trifecta requires you to pick the first three horses to finish the race, in that precise order, but boxing them gives you more options. You can also key a particular horse from among the Preakness Stakes live odds, and create wheel bets. Check out the SBR racing odds page for a detailed breakdown on all the wagering options available at racebooks, as they will all be possible when it comes to Preakness betting.


Authentic has been named the 9-5 favorite in the Preakness Stakes morning line odds following his famous Kentucky Derby victory. He finished 1 ¼ lengths clear of Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law at Churchill Downs on September 5. Authentic now has five wins in six starts, and he should enjoy the distance in the Preakness. Trainer Bob Baffert has won the race seven times previously, and he was pleased with Authentic’s post position, so he looks well placed to win the race.
His key rivals will be Art Collector and Thousand Words. Art Collector was the second favorite for the Kentucky Derby, but had to withdraw due to a minor injury. He is now back in business, and he has the pace to trouble Authentic. Thousand Words is also trained by Baffert, and he was scratched from the Derby at the 11th hour. Alabama Stakes winner Swiss Skydiver, who finished second in the Kentucky Oaks, could also make things interesting, but the smart money would appear to be on Authentic right now.

This year the Preakness will take place on October 3. It is typically held in May, three weeks after the Kentucky Derby, but officials had to switch the dates this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. That means the Preakness will be the final leg of the Triple Crown in 2020, an unusual event in the US racing calendar. You should therefore be very familiar with each of the runners by the time the Preakness begins on October 3.

You will find odds on this race at any site that covers horse racing. Preakness wagering is extremely popular, as this is one of the biggest races of the year. However, you should stick to an A+ or A rated sportsbook with strong liquidity and a long history of paying customers out in full and on time. Once you have found a horse you like, click on the odds next to it and you will trigger a betslip. You can then choose your stake and place the bet. You might want to wait for the morning line odds to be published before placing a wager. If your prediction proves to be correct, your account will be credited with your winnings.

War of Will stormed to victory in the 2019 Preakness Stakes. He was the 4/1 second favorite in the betting, behind only 5/2 shot Improbable, and he totally lived up to his billing by delivering an extremely impressive performance. War of Will finished the race in 1:54.34 after charging down the rail. He finished 1 ¾ lengths clear of second placed Everfast, earning a cool $990,000 for his owners.