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2009 Preakness Stakes Wagering

Preakness wagering, the second jewel of America’s famed Triple Crown, will take place with a scheduled Preakness odds post time of 6:05 eastern.

Preakness wagering is always exciting as the Kentucky Derby winner will try and beat the Preakness odds to set up a shot at the Triple Crown in the last race of the series from Belmont Park, NY. Preakness wagering takes place at the Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, Maryland.

Preakness Stakes Odds Preakness Field Overview

Preakness wagering is not just limited to the Kentucky Derby winner and other leading contenders against the Preakness odds.

Preakness Stakes Odds Preakness Top Contenders

Preakness wagering will include one of the best fields to be entered against the Preakness odds in many years.

Preakness Stakes Odds Preakness Fresh Entries

Preakness gambling will include a group of fresh horses that were saved exclusively for Preakness betting action and skipped the Kentucky Derby.

Preakness Stakes Odds Preakness Hidden Gems

Preakness wagering will include some potentially great values that Preakness gambling fans may be able to take advantage of.

The Preakness odds will often favor the Derby winner as Preakness horse racing fans tend to gravitate towards who is news and who has a shot at the Triple Crown. There are often great upset values in Preakness betting as a result.

Preakness wagering also has a unique factor in that some Preakness horse racing participants did not run in the Kentucky Derby which means that they are fresh, though often ignored by those who bet on Preakness Stakes action.

That is also offset by the fact that many losers from the Kentucky Derby, having lost their shot at the Triple Crown, will skip the Preakness wagering event and rest up for future races down the road. This makes Preakness wagering a truly unique challenge with many factors to take into account.

As is the case with the Kentucky Derby, Preakness wagering has its share of glamour and tradition which includes the singing of “Maryland, My Maryland” by the United States Naval Academy Glee Club. The Preakness wagering winner will have the colors of his silks painted on the weather vane atop the infield structure after the race.

The Preakness wagering winner will also be blanketed in daisies. Big Brown was the winner last year and was so impressive that he seemed to be a sure thing for the Triple Crown, only to falter at the Belmont Stakes.

The Preakness is named after a horse from the late 1800’s that won a major race prior to what is now known as the Preakness. The Drama of the Preakness always revolves around the Kentucky Derby winner and the possibility of seeing a Triple Crown Champion, which has now not happened in 31 years.

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