With one million dollars 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 some of the top horses in the world, and all five horses have earned over $1 million in their careers. Knicks Go (6-5) is the favorite heading into the race with Maxfield (8-5) a close second. Silver State and Swiss Skydiver are also strong contenders and By My Standards cannot by 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.
2021 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.
- By My Standards 10-1
- Silver State 4-1
- Swiss Skydiver 6-1
- Knicks Go 6-5
- Maxfield 8-5
As you can see Knicks Go and Maxfield are the two favorites, while Silver State and Swiss Skydiver should also be considered contenders.
Here’s the video of Knicks Go impressive win at the Pegasus World Cup earlier this year.
I’m going with By Knicks Go as the favorite at odds of 6-5. I just think he’s the fastest horse in the field and if he’s able to run his race he should get the victory. Knicks Go won the Cornhusker Handicap last month with a strong time of 1:47.33, which shows me he’s back to his best after a 4th place finish at the Metropolitan in June, where he finished behind Silver State and By My Standards. That said, the Metropolitan was only a mile race and I think Knicks Go has proven to this point in his career he is his best at the 1 1/8 mile distance, which will be run at the Whitney this Saturday.
Play: Knicks Go 6-5
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 BetOnline.ag 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.
BetOnline.ag 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 #10 with a post time of 5:48pm EST.
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 BetOnline.ag