Bet On The 2018 Awesome Again Stakes – Morning Line Odds and Picks

Belmont Park may have the eyes of the horse racing world this Saturday with the Jockey Club Gold Cup and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic taking place, but let’s not forget about the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park.  Accelerate and West Coast, two of the top horses in the world are set to do battle in this race.  Accelerate is coming off of wins at both the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the Pacific Classic, while West Coast hasn’t raced since finishing second at both the Pegasus and Dubai World Cups early in the year.

These two horses battling it out actually makes the Awesome Again Stakes the race I’m most looking forward to this weekend.

2018 Awesome Again Stakes Betting Odds

Here are the morning line odds and post positions for this years Awesome Again Stakes.  These odds are not fixed and will change throughout the day relative to the amount of money bet on each horse.

  1. Shades of Victory 50/1
  2. Isotherm 15/1
  3. Prime Attraction 10/1
  4. The Lieutenant 10/1
  5. West Coast 7/5
  6. Accelerate 3/5

As you can see this is truly a two horse race between West Coast and Accelerate, who both start on the outside.

My Pick

I’m actually going with West Coast at the slightly longer odds.  This is a horse that absolutely tore it up at this time last year winning the Travers Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby in 2017 before finishing 3rd, 2nd and 2nd at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup, which are the three biggest races to end the year.  This is an elite horse and I will take advantage of the longer odds that come with some uncertainty resulting from the fact he hasn’t competed since March.

Accelerate is an absolute beast himself winning 4 of the 5 races he’s entered this year, but the fields have not been of the same quality as the races that West Coast competed in.

This race could really go either way, so I’ll take the longer odds.

Play: West Coast 7/5

How To Bet On The Awesome Again Stakes Online

Here’s a quick 3 step guide to place your bet on this years Awesome Again Stakes online.  I’m using for this step by step guide because they are our top rated betting site for Americans and they also accept players from anywhere in the world.

#1. Open a Account

As I mentioned above BetOnline is our top rated betting site for USA residents and they accept players from anywhere in the world.  They have a state of the art racebook and are so proud of it that they even offer new players a risk free $25 bet on your first horse racing wager in order to entice you to try betting on the horses.  This is in addition to the big welcome bonus offered at BetOnline.

Click here to visit  Then fill out the small form on the home page to open your account and click the green ‘Join Now’ button.

#2. Deposit

Next you’ll need to make a deposit to have funds with which to bet on the race.  BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, bitcoin, litecoin, skrill, neteller and more, so you won’t have any trouble funding your account or cashing out your winnings. offers new players a sign up bonus equal to 50% of your first deposit, up to a maximum of $1000.

#3. Place Your Awesome Again Bets

It’s time to bet on the race.

Once on the BetOnline website, select ‘Horses’ from the top navigation bar to go to the racebook section of the site.

You should then select ‘Santa Anita’ from the left sidebar under the ‘American Thoroughbred’ header.  The Awesome Again Stakes is the 11th race on Saturday’s card and has a post time of 5:12pm EST, so find the corresponding race to those details and you will have found the betting lines for the Awesome Again Stakes race.

Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.  And check out the Awesome Again Stakes wiki page for more info on the history of the race.

I think that’s it.  Are you ready to bet?  Click here to visit

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