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 Diversify is the favorite, but Mind Your Biscuits is right there as well. Diversify is coming into the race having won his last two outings including an impressive win at the Suburban Handicap, but this is still a step up in competition for this horse. Mind Your Biscuits is more accustomed to the G1 races, but he’s only raced once since March and it was a second place finish at the Metropolitan Handicap. This is really is shaping up to be a very interesting race without an overwhelming favorite.
In this article I will give you guys the morning line odds for the eight 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.
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2018 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.
- Diversify 7/5
- Mind Your Biscuits 2/1
- Backyard Heaven 9/2
- Tapwrit 6/1
- Good Samaritan 12/1
- McCraken 15/1
- Dalmore 30/1
- Discreet Lover 30/1
As you can see Diversity and Mind Your Biscuits are the two main favorites, while Backyard Heaven and Tapwrit are the other contenders, and Good Samaritan and McCraken are being given an outside shot.
Here’s the video of Diversify’s big win at the Suburban Handicap last month. You can see why he’s the favorite heading into the Whitney.
I have to go with the favorite in this race. Diversify simply looks too good in the above video to fade him with any confidence. At 5 years old he seems to really be coming into his own and I think he could have an amazing season this year.
Mind Your Biscuits is a fast horse, but he’s never run more than a mile in his entire career. The Whitney is 1 1/8 miles and at 5 years old and a long racing career I think it’s too big of an unknown regarding Mind Your Biscuits stamina to bet him in this spot.
The only horse I really think has an outside shot of beating Diversify in this race is Backyard Heaven. That said, I’m confident Diversify gets it done and I’m willing to bet him at these short odds.
Play: Diversify 7/5
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 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.
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 ‘Horses’ 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 post time will be around 5:45pm.
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