Preakness Stakes Odds - The best odds on the Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, takes place yearly at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, USA. It's a  Grade I stakes race 1-3/16 mile (1.91 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds and it runs on the third Saturday in May, following the Kentucky Derby and preceding the Belmont Stakes. Horses participating in the Kentucky Derby almost always take part in the Preakness Stakes, although sometimes this is not the case, especially if a horse has lost the chance for a Triple Crown victory. Interesting to note is the fact that the first Preakness Stakes ran in 1873, two years before the Derby. Also in 1918, 26 horses entered the race, and it was run in two divisions, providing for two winners that year. Currently, the race is limited to 14 horses.

 Here are the latest 2009 Preakness Stakes Odds:

At the online sportsbook Bogod Sports the current 2009 Preakness Stakes odds are as follows:

Big Drama - 16/1
Conservative - 14/1
Flying Private - 16/1
Friesan Fire - 6/1
General Quarters - 9/1
Hull - 14/1
Mine That Bird - 9/2
Musket Man - 6/1
Papa Clem - 8/1
Pioneer of The Nile - 5/1
Rachel Alexandra - 1/1
Take The Points - 20/1
Terrain - 25/1
Tone It Down - 45/1

Here are some interesting facts to consider when betting on the 2009 Preakness Stakes. The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Mine That Bird is not the favorite this time around: Mine That Bird holds odds to win the 2009 Preakness Stakes at just 9/2, making it second best contender to win the race at Pimlico on May 16th. The 2009 Preakness Stakes favorite is Rachel Alexandra, the colt pays on 1/1 odds, or even odds, to win the Preakness on Saturday. Visit the sportsbook to bet the best 2009 Preakness Stakes odds.