When it comes to famous duos, some pairs come quickly to mind no matter what genre they made their success in.
Whether it was Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and their unforgettable dance routines or even Batman and Robin and their fictional crime fighting ways, duos have left an indelible mark on society as a whole, nit just here in the U.S.
Having said that, if you’re looking to pair two horse together in the hopes of cashing in on a bankroll-boosting 2014 Preakness Stakes Quinella wager, then you’ve come to the right place!
My expert betting selections on the second leg of the Triple Crown will help you make the most out of your race day betting bucks even if you don’t hit Pimlico or your local OTB with a friend or family member that helps you form your own formidable duo.
With that said – and race day just over 48 hours away – let’s get started with the definition of a Quinella.
A Quinella bet is a wager in which the bettor must correctly pick the first two horses to finish in any order.
My 2014 Preakness Stakes Quinella Bet Picks
Five straight wins has made California Chrome the overwhelming favorite – and my No. 1 pick as part of my expert Quinella pick here. This powerful thoroughbred ran roughshod over the field at the Kentucky Derby, making him a virtual lock to finish the Preakness in the top 2, if not as the outright winner.
I’m also going to pair Social Inclusion with California Chrome seeing as how this mount 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, while I really like California Chrome to win this race outright, if I had to pair a second horse with him for my Quinella pick, I’d take Dynamic Impact (12-1) next, followed by a pick for Bayern (10-1).
Dynamic Impact won each of his last two races and while Bayern has finished in the top three in each of this last three events.
If I had to make a Quinella pick that didn’t include California Chrome (and I’m not foolish enough to do that) I’d pick Social Inclusion and Dynamic Impact.
My super long shot (it has little chance of actually happening) Quinella pick for the 2014 Preakness Stakes is Ride On Curlin’ at 10-1 and Ria Antonia at 30-1. If you’re going to go for the longshot, you might as well go for the longest of them all – particularly seeing as how Ria Antonia is starting out in the famed, sixth post position, a spot that has won brought home the bacon at the Preakness Stakes more than any other post position.
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.