The 137th Preakness Stakes is set to take place this coming Saturday, exactly two weeks after I’ll Have Another took down an unlikely victory at the Kentucky Derby. I’ll Have Another was at 12/1 to win the Kentucky Derby, but pulled it out by catching favorite Bodemeister down the stretch. The Preakness is a shorter race (9.5 furlongs as opposed to 10) so many racing experts are still giving Bodemeister the nod as the favorite in this one.
If you are ready to bet on the Preakness Stakes check out the odds below for the front runners, as well as a step by step guide to get you betting on the race right away.
2012 Preakness Stakes Odds
- Bodemeister 2/1
- I’ll Have Another 5/2
- Went The Day Well 6/1
- Creative Cause 6/1
- Daddy Nose Best 15/1
- Teeth of the Dog 15/1
- Tiger Walk 20/1
There are the current odds for the horses with 20/1 and better shots at winning the Preakness Stakes this year. For those of you who don’t understand the odds, the numerator (top number) is how much you would win by risking the denominator (bottom number). So for every $2 you bet on I’ll Have Another you would win $5 if he pulled out the victory.
The best sportsbook for betting on the 2012 Preakness Stakes is Bovada.lv. Bovada only accepts US residents, but this allows them to provide betting options and promotions geared towards their American customers. If you are not from the United States then I suggest betting on the Preakness Stakes at Bet365.com.
How To Bet On The 2012 Preakness
If you are from the USA start by clicking on the Bovada.lv link above which will take you to the Bovada sportsbook (outside of USA click on the Bet365 link). Once you reach the site you should choose to “join now”, which will bring you to a short form that you must fill out. You will only have to provide basic information about yourself such as your name and email.
Now that you have an account you will need to make a deposit in order to have some funds with which to bet on the 2012 Preakness. Head to the cashier section of the sportsbook and choose whichever deposit method you prefer. If you run into any problems don’t hesitate to contact customer support and they should be able to help you out. Also note the 20% matching bonus up to $100 at Bovada that I suggest you take advantage of.
You should now have money in your account and be ready to bet on the race. Choose Bodemeister, I’ll Have Another or one of the other horses and enjoy the race this Saturday. Good luck!
This race is sure to be a dandy and if I’ll Have Another can win the race then betting on the Belmont Stakes will also become much bigger than it has in recent years.