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Preakness Stakes Odds - Second Leg of Triple Crown

Preakness Stakes odds handicappers are preparing in eager anticipation for Saturday’s race as the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown will offer plenty of excitement.

Preakness Stakes odds will have an attractive list of top contenders and horses that are considered to be the finest in the world as Preakness Stakes betting handicappers will have plenty of good options.

The Preakness Stakes will take place on Saturday and Sports Gambling is your source for all of the excitement and action from the Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland.  Be sure to have your account open and ready for action as the question as to whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winning horse will be answered.

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will be one of the top Preakness Stakes wagering favorites as he shoots for a shot at Triple Crown immortality.  If Animal Kingdom can win the Preakness he will enter the Belmont Stakes three weeks later with the opportunity to become the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

Other top contenders for the 136th Preakness Stakes include Dialed In, Midnight Interlude, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, and Nehro.

The Preakness Stakes has plenty of history and tradition and the directors of the event like to refer to it as “The People’s Race.” There is a more festive, if not wild atmosphere at Pimlico than at the Kentucky Derby or Belmont Stakes as partying is encouraged and there are live bands inside the infield.

The crowd is rowdy and raucous and the race itself is often a great challenge starting with the Preakness Stakes handicapping factor of the race being one and 3/16 miles in length, which is the shortest run of the three Triple Crown races on the schedule each spring.

Another factor that handicappers have to consider for the Preakness Stakes is the short two week break after the Kentucky Derby. Horses have proven to be more fragile than in the past and that makes for a challenging evaluation for those looking to bet the Preakness.

There is also the fresh factor of horses that skipped the Kentucky Derby and will have fresh legs for the Preakness.  All in all handicapping the 2011 Preakness Stakes odds offers plenty of opportunity for value and excitement not to mention a shot at history for the winning horse.