The 2021 Preakness Stakes will take place this Saturday, May 15th at Pimlico Race Course. The race will return to it’s normal date on the third Saturday in May (two weeks after the Kentucky Derby) after last years race was postponed to October due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Medina Spirit will enter the Preakness Stakes as the favorite after winning the Kentucky Derby, but he will enter with a cloud of controversy after he failed his first post race drug test following the Derby. The Maryland Jockey Club was able to come to an agreement with Bob Baffert to allow Medina Spirit to race this Saturday, but he will receive additional drug testing this week and if he has another positive result he will be pulled from the race.
First, let’s take a look at Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby winning performance and then we will get into my Preakness picks.
In this article, I’ll look at the morning line odds for the Preakness Stakes and also give you a step by step guide to betting on the Preakness Stakes this year.
Where To Bet On Preakness Stakes
2021 Preakness Stakes Odds
Here are the morning line odds and post positions for the Preakness Stakes. These odds will change throughout race day depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
- Ram 30-1
- Keepmeinmind 15-1
- Medina Spirit 9-5
- Crowded Trade 10-1
- Midnight Bourbon 5-1
- Rombauer 12-1
- France Go De Ina 20-1
- Unbridled Honor 15-1
- Risk Taking 15-1
- Concert Tour 5-2
As you can see Medina Spirit is the favorite to win the race at odds of 9-5, but Concert Tour is a close second with odds of 5-2. Midnight Bourbon is the other top contender to win the Preakness with odds of 5-1.
I’m on Medina Spirit to win the Preakness. If he’s allowed to run I do think he’s the fastest horse in the field. Medina Spirit was overlooked heading into the Kentucky Derby because he had only won 2 of his 5 career races. But what that stat didn’t show was the fact that Medina Spirit had finished second to Life Is Good twice, and Life Is Good would have likely been the Derby favorite had he not been injured. The other second was the Santa Anita Derby just a few weeks before the Derby, so I think Medina Spirit may not have given it 100% in that race.
Medina Spirit is a fast horse and I don’t think the controversy surrounding his failed Derby drug test will have any affect on how he performs this weekend.
Play: Medina Spirit 5-2
How To Bet On The 2021 Preakness in the USA
Here’s the step by step guide to betting on the Preakness Stakes if you’re an American resident.
The first thing you will need to do is open a sports betting account. There aren’t a lot of betting sites that accept bets from Americans, but Bovada.lv is one that is solely focused on the USA marketplace. In fact, they only accept American bettors. This is great for US residents because it means the entire sports betting experience is catered directly to Americans, including betting on the Preakness Stakes.
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2. Add Funds
Next you’ll need to fund your account in order to have money to bet on the race. Bovada accepts credit card and Bitcoin deposits. Each of these options are very easy for Americans because as I said before, Bovada is solely focused on allowing Americans an easy betting experience at their site. As for withdrawals, bitcoin and courier check withdrawals are offered.
And remember, Bovada offers a $250 sign up bonus, so if you deposit $500 or more you will get the entire bonus!
3. Place Your Preakness Bets
Now that you have funds online you’re ready to wager on this years Preakness Stakes.
Once at the Bovada website, click on ‘Horses’ from the top menu bar to head over to the Bovada Racebook. From here you will be able to click on Pimlico Race Course from the ‘All Tracks’ drop down menu and find the Preakness Stakes race on Saturday.
If you want to place your wager before Saturday, you can also do so by clicking on ‘Horses Futures & Props’ under the ‘All Sports’ drop down menu in the Sportsbook.
For some more general information check out our Preakness Stakes betting tips page.
That should be it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv…