If you’re excited about the quickly-approaching 2014 Preakness Stakes and you’re looking for a 1-2 combination that would make the great Muhammad Ali jealous with envy, then look no further!
This expert exacta picks selection will give you the insight you’re going to need in order to make the most out of your thoroughbred betting bucks come Saturday afternoon when the second leg of the annual triple Crown trek gets underway live from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD at 4: 000 PM ET.
My 2014 Preakness Stakes Expert Exacta Picks
California Chrome (3/5) and Social Inclusion (5/1)
California Chrome has won a jaw-dropping five consecutive races including the Kentucky Derby while Social Inclusion had won two straight races before finishing third at the twinspires.com Wood memorial Stakes G-1 at Aqueduct in on April 5 in his last race.
Now, as far as California Chrome is concerned, I’m a lot more confident that he’s going to cross the finish line first than I am that Social Inclusion will place in this Triple Crown event.
California Chrome has been absolutely dominant lately and looks like the only true ‘superstar’ thoroughbred in this year’s Preakness Stakes field.
As far as Social Inclusion is concerned, I really do like him to Place, but he will have stiff competition to nail down the No. 2 spot in the form of Dynamic Impact (12-1) and Bayern (10-1).
Dynamic Impact won each of his last two races at Oaklawn Park and the Illinois Derby respectively while Bayern won each of its first two races at Santa Anita this year before finishing third at Oaklawn Park and second at Churchill Downs.
If I had to pick another exacta selection, I’d pair California Chrome with Dynamic Impact and if I had to make an exacta selection that didn’t include California Chrome, I’d pick Social Inclusion and Dynamic Impact.
— Preakness Stakes (@PreaknessStakes) May 15, 2014
My long shot exacta for the 2014 Preakness Stakes is Ride On Curlin’ at 10-1 and Ria Antonia at 30-1. Hey…if you’re going to go big with the dark horses, then you might as well go way big with the long shots
2014 Preakness Stakes Morning Line Odds ordered by post position.
- Dynamic Impact, 12-1
- General A Rod, 15-1
- California Chrome, 3-5
- Ring Weekend, 20-1
- Bayern, 10-1
- Ria Antonia, 30-1
- Kid Cruz, 20-1
- Social Inclusion, 5-1
- Pablo Del Monte, 20-1
- Ride On Curlin, 10-1
More Preakness Stakes Information
The Preakness Stakes or what is often called “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” is the second-leg of horse racing’s “Triple Crown.” The event is always held on the third Saturday in May and takes place Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore , Maryland .
Race Location: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore , MD
Race Type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 1-3/16(9.5 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, Left-handed
Weight: Colt/Gelding: 126 lb ( 57.2 kg ) Filly: 121 lb ( 54.9 kg )
Purse: US$1 million
Number of Runners: 10
2013 Preakness Stakes Winner:
Oxbow claimed the Preakness Stakes in 2013 at an eye-opening 15/1 price. The colt won by 1 3/4 lengths, beating the 2013 Kentucky Derby Winner and Preakness Stakes favorite Orb.