Bet On The 2020 Whitney Stakes – Morning Line Odds and Picks

With $750,000 in purse money, the Whitney Stakes is one of the richest horse races in America this year.  Add in the fact that it’s a “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 the field is small with just five horses entered, but that includes four of the top horses in the world, and all five horses have earned over $1 million in their careers. Tom’s d’Etat is the favorite heading into the race, but Improbable, Code of Honor and By My Standards are also legitimate contenders, while Mr. Buff cannot be completely overlooked.

In this article I will give you guys the morning line odds for the five 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 FS1, so place your bets, tune in, and watch the action.

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2020 Whitney Stakes Betting Odds

Here are the morning line odds (and post positions) for the five 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.

  1. By My Standards 9-2
  2. Improbable 5-2
  3. Code of Honor 5-2
  4. Mr. Buff 12-1
  5. Tom’s d’Etat 6-5

As you can see Tom’s d’Etat is the main favorite, with Improbable, Code of Honor, and to a lesser extent By My Standards, as his main competition.

Here’s the video of Tom’s d’Etat’s impressive win at the Stephen Foster last month.  By My Standards finished second in the race as well.

My Pick

I’m going with By My Standards at 9-2 in this race. He had a more difficult race than Tom’s d’Etat at the Stephen Foster, and even though Tom’s d’Etat pulled away early in the stretch, it looked like By My Standard also had another gear that he could potentially get to with a cleaner race this Saturday. Let’s not forget that By My Standards also won the New Orleans Classic and Oaklawn Handicap earlier this year. I think he may be coming into his own and this race with four top quality horses could set up very well for him.

I do not think that either Improbable or Code of Honor are at their best at this distance of 1 1/8 miles. Neither Improbable or Code of Honor have ever won at this distance, with Improbable only competing at 1 1/8 miles twice (2nd and 4th) and Code of Honor once (3rd).

I expect this to be another battle between Tom’s d’Etat and By My Standards and based on the odds I think the sharper bet is on the 9-2 underdog rather than the 6-5 favorite.

Play: By My Standards 9-2

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 Account

The best sportsbook online for American bettors is without a doubt BetOnline.  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 one of the biggest and most respected sportsbook dedicated to serving the sports betting needs of Americans.

The racebook at BetOnline 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.  BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and bitcoin deposits, as well as many ewallets.  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. is currently offering a 50% matching bonus up to $1000 for all first time deposits.

Step 3. Place Your Whitney Stakes Wagers

Now it’s time to place your bets on the horse race!

Once on the BetOnline website, click on ‘Racebook’ in the top navigation bar to head to the racebook.  Once at the racebook select ‘Saratoga’ from the ‘American Thoroughbred’ drop down menu.  This will bring up all of the races taking place at Saratoga Race Course that day.

The Whitney Stakes will be race #9 with a post time of 5:42pm EST.

Check out our horse race betting page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.

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