The Preakness Stakes are set to take place this coming Saturday, May 17th at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. California Chrome is the favorite heading into the race after he won the Kentucky Derby in impressive fashion. You can check out the full 2014 Derby race below:
2014 Preakness Stakes Winner Odds
Here are the current odds as to who will win the 2014 Preakness Stakes race. The odds are from BetOnline. If you are interested in betting on this race before Saturday you can find the odds at BetOnline.ag by clicking on ‘Futures & Props’ and then ‘Horse Futures’.
- California Chrome -160
- Social Inclusion +450
- Ride On Curlin +700
- Dynamic Impact +1000
- Bayern +1100
- General a Rod +1200
- Pablo Del Monte +1800
- Kid Cruz +2000
- Ring Weekend +3000
- Ria Antonia +5000
California Chrome is a big favorite. The -160 odds translates into an approximately 61% chance of winning the Preakness. California Chrome does seem to just be a cut above the competition this year. There has not been a Triple Crown winner in USA Thoroughbred Racing since Affirmed won way back in 1978. Since then in those 35 years the winner of the Kentucky Derby has won the Preakness Stakes 12 times. This includes a couple years back when I’ll Have Another won the Preakness, but had to pull out of the Belmont Stakes because of an injury.
If California Chrome can win the Preakness it will make betting on the 2014 Belmont Stakes that much more exciting. By the looks of the horses competing California Chrome may have the best shot at a Triple Crown since Big Brown was considered a near shoe-in back in 2008. I like Chromes chances in this race. I just want an exciting Belmont Stakes with a lot of fanfare, which will be the case if California Chrome is able to win the Preakness after winning the Kentucky Derby.