At $1.2 million is purse, the Whitney Stakes is one of the richest horse races in America each year. Add in the fact that it’s another “win and you’re in” qualifier for the Breeders Cup Classic and it’s no wonder that a very strong field of horses head to Saratoga each year to compete in the Whitney.
This year Gun Runner is a very strong favorite in the field of seven horses because he’s just been destroying races with 2 wins and a second place at the Dubai World Cup this year. It’s really Gun Runner’s race to lose and if he gets a win here he will surely go into the Breeders Cup Classic as one of the favorites in November.
In this article I will give you guys the morning line odds for the seven horses in the field, provide a value play that I think could hit and also give you a step by step guide to getting your bets in on the Whitney this Saturday.
The race will be broadcast on NBC Sports from 5-6pm, so place your bets, tune in, and watch the action.
2017 Whitney Stakes Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds for the seven horses competing in this years Whitney Stakes race. It’s important to remember that these odds will change throughout race day depending on the amount of money that is being bet on each horse. If a lot of money comes in on a horse the odds will shorten and vice versa.
- Gun Runner 3/5
- Keen Ice 4/1
- War Story 8/1
- Tu Brutus 10/1
- Breaking Lucky 12/1
- Discreet Lover 30/1
- Cautious Giant 50/1
As you can see Gun Runner is a massive favorite to win on Saturday. He’s a four year old colt who seems like he always performs in big races and will surely be at worst in the top three at the Whitney. Keen Ice is his main rival in this race at 4/1 odds and don’t sleep on War Story either at 8/1, he’s a horse who is used to racing the very best in the world and he may be coming into the best form of his career just in time for this race.
To see Gun Runner just run away from the competition check out this video from his last race at the Stephen Foster Handicap.
I don’t think it’s possible to predict anyone other than Gun Runner winning this race. He’s won 3 of his last 4 races, with the only loss coming to Arrogate, who is well known as being one of the fastest horses on the planet. 2017 has been child’s play for Gun Runner, so it’s very likely he gets the win.
That said, strange things can always happen and for the value I think War Story is a horse to watch in this race. If his odds drift at all from 8/1, I’ll definitely be laying down action on him Saturday.
Play: War Story 8/1
How To Bet On The Whitney Stakes in the USA
Follow these three simple steps to get your bets placed on the Whitney Stakes race this Saturday.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
The best sportsbook online for American bettors is without a doubt Bovada. They built their brand by focusing solely on the American consumer and this has resulted in a sportsbook where the betting options, deposit and withdrawal methods, and customer service are all geared directly towards the American market. They are the biggest and most respected sportsbook dedicated to serving the sports betting needs of Americans.
The racebook at Bovada is also very easy to navigate and you will quickly be able to find the Whitney Stakes race under “Saratoga” and place your wagers.
Step 2. Deposit
Next up you’ll need to deposit the funds you want to bet on the race. Bovada accepts Visa, MasterCard and bitcoin deposits. If you have bitcoin I highly recommend using it for your transactions because it’s quick and easy to get funds in and out of the sportsbook in minutes.
Bovada.lv is currently offering a 50% matching bonus up to $250 for all first time deposits. So if you are able to deposit $500 you will receive the full $250 bonus that will be available for betting right away.
Step 3. Place Your Whitney Stakes Wagers
Now it’s time to place your bets on the horse race!
Once on the Bovada website, click on ‘Horses’ in the left sidebar to head to the racebook. Once at the racebook select ‘Saratoga’ from the ‘Today’s Tracks’ drop down menu. This will bring up all of the races taking place at Saratoga Race Course that day.
The Whitney Stakes post time is 5:46pm and will be race #9 on the card.
Check out our horse race betting page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.