With the 2014 Preakness Stakes a few days away from getting underway, it’s time to lay down my expert win, place and show expert picks on the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Baltimore ‘s biggest horse racing event will get underway on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM ET , live from Pimlico race Course in Baltimore , MD.
For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing betting can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, having an inside horse racing betting pick can also be exciting — and profitable.
— Claire Novak (@BH_CNovak) May 14, 2014
Everything Wanted To Know About The 2014 Preakness Stakes
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 .
Preakness Stakes Location
Pimlico Race Course http://www.pimlico.com
Baltimore , Maryland , USA
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 Horses In Race
The field is always limited to 14 horses. This year’s race will have 10 horses.
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
Who Was The 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.
My Win Place Show Preakness Stakes 2014 Picks
California Chrome is 3-5
After picking California Chrome to get upset at the Kentucky Derby (by two other horses) I’ve come to my senses thanks to this thoroughbred’s thoroughly commanding win at the world’s most prestigious horse racing event.
Our Jeannine Edwards reports: Cali Chrome heard coughing after gallop this morning. Trainer says biggest concern is him not catching a cold.
— ESPN Horse Racing (@espnhorseracing) May 15, 2014
California Chrome is on fire, winning each of his last five races, mostly in commanding fashion just as he did at the Kentucky derby earlier this month. Chrome is also being ridden by a jockey in Victor Espinoza that has already won the first two legs of the triple Crown before, doing so aboard Emblem back in 2002.
Let it be known that, when it comes to horse racing, favorites win about 33.0% of their races.
Social Inclusion 5-1
Despite his third place finish at the twinspires.com Wood memorial Stakes G-1 at Aqueduct in on April 5, Social Inclusion is my expert Preakness Stakes pick to show after finishing first at Gulfstream in February and March.
Dynamic Impact 12-1
I really like Dynamic Impact to finish in the top three with this thoroughbred finishing in the top two in each of his last three races, including crossing the finish line first in each of his last two races at Oaklawn Park and the Illinois Derby respectively. I’m picking Dynamic Impact third however because each of his last two wins were extremely narrow.