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2012 Preakness Stakes Winning Pick: Exacta, Trifecta & Longshot Pick

2012 Preakness Stakes Winning Pick – May 19th 2012
Exacta Picks, Trifecta Picks and Longshot Pick

The 2012 Preakness Stakes will be run on Saturday, May 19th 2012 at Pimlico Track in Baltimore, Maryland. “I’ll have Another” was the Kentucky Derby winner and looks to extend his run at this year’s triple crown which will come to a conclusion at the Belmont Stakes. Below we will provide you with predictions for this year’s Preakness Stakes race including our recommended exacta pick and trifecta pick. Current post positions and odds are listed below, followed by our picks. Enjoy!

1 Tiger Walk 30-1 Kent Desormeaux Ignacio Cortreas
2 Teeth of the Dog 15-1 Joe Bravo Michael Matz
3 Pretension 30-1 Javier Santiago Chris Grove
4 Zetterholm 20-1 Junior Alvarado Rick Dutrow
5 Went the Day Well 6-1 John Velazquez Graham Motion
6 Creative Cause 6-1 Joel Rosario Mike Harrington
7 Bodemeister 8-5 Mike Smith Bob Baffert
8 Daddy Nose Best 12-1 Julien Leparoux Steve Asmussen
9 I’ll Have Another 5-2 Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill
10 Optimizer 30-1 Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas
11 Cozzetti 30-1 Jose Lexcano Dale Romans

Winning Pick: Bodemeister
Installed as the Kentucky Derby favorite, this horse shot out to an early lead at Churchill, but coming down the stretch couldn’t hold off a late surge by “I’ll have another” to place second at the Derby. We see the shorter track at Pimlico being a substantial advantage for Bodemeister and select him as our winning horse.

Exacta Pick: Bodemeister / I’ll Have Another
As a favorite along Bodemeister we see the Derby Winner, “I’ll Have Another”, winner of three straight races, having another late surge at this year’s Preakness, to just come up short of winning the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Trifecta Pick: Bodemeister/ I’ll Have Another / Went the Day Well
This horse had a poor start in his Derby showing, but strongly moved his way up to fourth place, finishing just a couple lengths off of “I’ll have Another”. Providing we get off to a strong start at Pimlico, “Went the Day Well” will be in contention down the stretch.

Longshot Pick: Daddy Nose Best
We will back this horse as our longshot pick at the 2012 Preakness Stakes, which has four wins and seven top three finishes in his career. We see excellent value with “Daddy Nose Best” to play in your Trifectas and Superfectas.

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2010 Preakness Stakes Betting Odds & Post Positions: May 15th 2010

2010 PREAKNESS STAKES ODDSThe 135th running of the Preakness Stakes is set to go late Saturday afternoon from historical Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, MD. The second leg of the Triple Crown will be the 12th race to go out of 13, which can be seen on NBC, May 15th 2010 from 4:30 to 6:30 ET. Below you will find current 2010 preakness stakes odds and horses post positions.

Jockey Calvin Borel will once again be on the back of potential Triple Crown qualifier Super Saver. He led the equine to a Kentucky Derby victory two weeks ago. Borel has now captured wins in three of the L/4 Triple Crown races, so the Preakness Stakes odds of him winning this race don’t offer up the greatest of returns. However, if you are of the belief that Super Saver is legit and can become the 12th equine to win the Triple Crown, a number of sportsbooks are offering a +600 return if he wins the Preakness Stakes on Saturday and follows it up with a victory at the Belmont Stakes. He would become the first horse since Affirmed won all three races to win the Triple Crown back in 1978.

Super Saver is one of 12 horses that will run in the Preakness Stakes. Others include #1 Aikenite (+2000), #2 Schoolyard Dreams (+1400), #3 Pleasant Prince (+2000), #4 Northern Giant (+2800), #5 Yawanna Twist (+2800), #6 Jackson Bend (+1200), #7 Lookin at Lucky (+300), #8 Super Saver (+175), #9 Caracortado (+900), #10 Paddy O’Prado (+450), #11 First Dude (+2000), and #12 Dublin (+1000).

Along with the aforementioned Super Saver, Lookin at Lucky is the only other contender oddsmakers believe have a solid shot of winning the Preakness Stakes. If you’re of the belief that neither of those two horses pull off the feat, BetUS Sportsbook is offering Preakness Stakes odds of -250 on the rest of the field to win Saturday’s race.

Horse bettors looking to just wager on which horses finish in the money have to pay a lofty amount for both Super Saver (-450) and Lookin at Lucky (-300), as well as top three finisher Paddy O’Prado (-200).

One of the most exciting couple minutes in sports is almost here. Don’t be one of the few with no action on the 135th running of the Preakness Stakes!

2010 Preakness Stakes Odds & Post Positions
(Post Position – Horse – Jockey – Trainer – Current Odds: May 14th 2010)
1. Aikenite (Javier Castellano, Todd Pletcher , 20-1)
2. Schoolyard Dreams (Eibar Coa, Derek Ryan, 15-1)
3. Pleasant Prince (Julien Leparoux, Wesley Ward, 20-1)
4. Northern Giant (Terry Thompson, D. Wayne Lukas, 30-1)
5. Yawanna Twist (Rick Dutrow, Edgar Prado, 30-1)
6. Jackson Bend (Mike Smith, Nick Zito, 12-1)
7. Lookin At Lucky (Martin Garcia, Bob Baffert, 3-1)
8. Super Saver (Calvin Borel, Todd Pletcher, 5-2)
9. Caracortado (Paul Atkinson, Mike Machowsky, 10-1)
10. Paddy O Prado (Kent Desormeaux, Dale Romans, 9-2)
11. First Dude (Ramon Dominguez, Romans, 20-1)
12. Dublin (Garrett Gomez, Lukas, 10-1)

2009 Preakness Stakes Betting Preview

2009 PREAKNESS STAKES BETTING2009 Preakness Stakes betting preview courtesy of John Pricci, a horse racing expert and featured columnist featured on If you are betting on the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 16th and need an overall summary of each horses abilities, check out John’s 2009 Preakness Stakes betting writeups on each entry below. Horses are listed by post position and have the early line odds featured in parentheses.

1-BIG DRAMA: Rivals who confuse this horse with a one-dimensional speed type prone to cracking under pace pressure and coming back to the field just might see his hindquarters getting smaller and smaller as the finish post approaches. He’s unofficially won six of seven, the only two graded stakes he’s been in, and is 2-for-2 rounding two turns. He runs well fresh, is fast but tractable, and doesn’t need the lead to win. He’s actually more comfortable in a stalking role. Loses Eibar Coa to Musket Man but attracts Johnny Velazquez, a more than able substitute, especially with a quality pace. David Fawkes doesn’t have the national reputation of his rivals but recall his excellent with multiple Grade 1 winner Take D’ Tour. His last performance figure, albeit at seven furlongs, is the equal of the Derby and Oaks winners.

2-MINE THAT BIRD: Beyond his connections, no one will believe in the colt until he somehow can duplicate his Derby effort. It needn’t be another tour de force, just a win. If the Derby proved anything it’s that he has the ability to be among the best in show and that his victory might not have been as impossible as originally perceived. He showed much improved early speed in the Sunland Derby–which also produced the Lone Star Derby winner last Saturday–he also was dropping down to sea level from 3,500 feet and really wants to be taken back and make one run. And what a run it was. He’s a tough, gutsy, experienced throwback of a racehorse that handled adverse conditions while many of his hot-housed rivals wimped out. Seems to have retained his energy with an accidental half-mile breeze. In losing Borel and picking up Mike Smith, he goes from the rail to the 7-path, unless the Hall of Famer thinks he has something more to prove.

3-MUSKET MAN: Talented, supremely honest racehorse who’s been outrunning his breeding limitations throughout his career. Has managed to compile a 5-for-7 lifetime mark including two graded stakes and a Derby third, in which he rallied very wide on an inside track, finishing with good energy. Fast or wet, short or long, near the pace or farther back, this distance runner with a sprinter’s pedigree never has failed to fire. His performance figures are very good but not quite top echelon. But he’s got heart and loves his job. Eibar Coa rides him with lots of confidence and trainer Derek Ryan has pushed the correct buttons thus far. Very sharp work Tuesday at his Monmouth Park base.

4-LOV GUV: No relation to Client Nine but was an authoritative winner on the Kentucky Derby undercard. He’s the lesser regarded of the D. Wayne Lukas lightly esteemed uncoupled entry but the Hall of Famer knows something about winning this race, having done so five times. Further, owner Mary Lou Whitney is no less sporting than Jess Jackson, and indeed would have withdrawn this entrant had the colt prevented Rachel Alexandra from being entered. But he’s coming back quickly of a career best effort. And that victory was his first in 10 career starts. Horses with worse credentials have run in the Preakness. However, what’s the point of this exercise, exactly?

5-FRIESAN FIRE: A winner of four of eight starts lifetime, this quality colt never had a chance to show his ability in the Derby after being completely eliminated by a horrendous start and a rough trip thereafter, suffering nicks and scrapes in the process. Elements and racing luck notwithstanding, his was a tall order not having run in seven weeks nor having raced beyond a mile and a sixteenth. But for this race he’ll be tighter, tougher and more experienced. The smaller field should help as he’s most comfortable stalking from close range. The tandem of Larry Jones, Gabriel Saez and a talented runner cannot be taken lightly. In fact, Tuesday’s sharp work suggests a rebound to his winning Louisiana form.

6-TERRAIN: Never met his trainer but have admired Al Stall Jr.’s work for some time. The races Stall chooses to enter are generally well spaced and the horses equally well prepared. Indeed, “Little Al” has proven adept at pointing to spots and doesn’t fire many blanks when his horses fit the conditions. Thus far, however, this colt hasn’t developed the way he should from 2 to 3 and thus has been somewhat of disappointment. But the trainer must think there’s a big one lurking inside the gelding somewhere. Even if that day were today, he’s unlikely to find a spot on any tier of my exotic wagers. Stall’s a profitable 24 percent with third off a layoff starters and in three career starts at the G1 level, Terrain’s been beaten a total of 10-¾ lengths. Needs an extreme pace meltdown.

7-PAPA CLEM: Much improved since moving from synthetics to dirt three starts back, he was beaten seven lengths by Friesan Fire, who had freaked in the Louisiana Derby slop, and by the same margin when Mine That Bird freaked in a sloppy Kentucky Derby. In between came a gutsy win in the Arkansas Derby and, if not for being jostled about in the Derby’s rough-house stretch run he, would have finished second. Kept limber with a very slow breeze over a deep and holding Pimlico surface early in the week, he acts on any type of going and Rafael Bejarano figures to use this colt’s versatility to best advantage should that need arise on Pimlico’s quirky configuration. Maintaining his performance level might be problematical, however.

8-GENERAL QUARTERS: Not only did he suffer through a terrible trip as he was buffeted about by rivals in the Kentucky Derby, he also was forced to check on two separate occasions. This is a long striding colt with gears and can win from near the early pace or from behind, but despite his versatility he never appeared comfortable in the off going. Consequently, he’s yet another Derby runner whose effort can be dismissed as an aberration. He’s obviously a lot better horse than he showed in Louisville and in Julien Leparoux has a race-riding star in the boot. Has enough foundation to run strongly here, even though an in-the-money effort seems far more likely than a victory.

9-PIONEEROF THE NILE: Remains the most accomplished of the Preakness horses by virtue of two Grade 1 victories, a G1 Kentucky Derby placing, and two victories at the G2 level this season. Not only did he demonstrate an ability to handle something other than a synthetic surface at Churchill Downs but showed that he’s as gritty as ever, winning a rough n’ tumble place battle over two contentious rivals after racing out in the center of the track much of the Derby’s 10 furlongs, not the fastest part of the Louisville surface May 2. Continues to please trainer Bob Baffert with his Triple Crown preparation and comes into the Preakness off a small forward move in the Derby and a New Pace Top, a harbinger of yet another improved effort.

10-FLYING PRIVATE: Don’t be shocked if this colt shows a much improved performance in the Preakness. It wouldn’t be the first time that trainer D. Wayne Lukas prepped a horse in a marquee event for a subsequent spot. The Preakness is the middle jewel of the Triple Crown but it’s not the Derby, and this runner needed to get his feet held to the fire. Already beaten by double-digit lengths in the slop at 2, he caught that surface again after drawing post 19 on the inside-favoring Derby track. Prior to that wide non-effort came two good-figure performances in the Lanes End and Arkansas Derby. Lukas has won the Preakness five times and taps Alan Garcia here. At a huge price, he’s a Super High 5/Superfecta inclusion.

11-TAKE THE POINTS: Taking points is never a bad idea since it gives bettors two ways to win. Reserving him from the Derby in favor of a Preakness run was a prudent decision but it might not help when he lines up against some crusty Preakness 134 rivals. This colt’s development is admirable. With the exception of the slightest regression in the Sham Stakes when he chased The Pamplemousse from a wide path throughout, he’s not taken a backward step in six career starts, and his improvement has been beneficially incremental. His connections were concerned about short recovery time heading into the Santa Anita Derby, so today’s six-week spacing should have his batteries fully charged. Probably a notch below, but a nice colt nonetheless. Money prospects.

12-TONE IT DOWN: I love it when modest local owners have a horse worthy enough to compete in a historical classic and the Preakness seems to attract at least one every year. Remember longshots Icabad Crane, Magic Weisner? But I’m afraid that I prefer my Maryland horses to have won or made a winning-type performance in Pimlico’s traditional Preakness prep, the Federico Tesio. Tone It Down set a moderate pace and tired to finish third behind Miners Escapade, who’s skipped the Triple Crown’s middle jewel. Rather than try matching strides early with the likes of Big Drama and Rachel Alexandra, the connections have decided he try off the pace tactics today. In either case, his performance figures are too slow.

13-RACHEL ALEXANDRA: From an Equiform figures’ perspective, the 79½ final figure she earned winning the Kentucky Oaks without urging was the same figure earned by the Derby winner the following day. But unlike Mine That Bird, Rachel’s figure represented an incremental move forward–not the big leap taken by the Derby winner– making her less likely to regress. She receives a two-pound weight concession from the colts at today’s mile and three-sixteenths journey which projects her to be, by definition, the “fastest horse” in the race. However, it is unknown how she will handle much, much tougher rivals from a class, final-figure and pace-figure perspective. A talent edge is the great equalizer but is no guarantor of success. No horse has won the Preakness from post 13 and fillies are 4-for-52, none in 85 years. This is what academicians call an epistemological dichotomy. I call it a use-her and lose-her proposition.

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2009 Preakness Stakes Odds, Horses & Post Positions

2009 PREAKNESS HORSES Sports Handicappers – Below you will find the current betting odds for the 2009 Preakness Stakes as well has current post positions and jockeys for each horse participating in this much anticipated horse racing event. The “Race for the Black-Eyed Susans” is usually run on the third Saturday in May, just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. This year, the second leg of the Triple Crown is in its 134th running and will run on May 16, 2009 in Balitmore, Md. The Preakness Stakes has a purse of $1M, and at only 1 3/16 miles, it is the Triple Crown’s shortest race of the three. One can expect to see many of the same horses from the Kentucky Derby take on the Preakness Stakes as the goal of the Triple Crown title begin to play into the minds of the owners and jockey of “Mine That Bird”, this years longshot winner of the Kentucky Derby.

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134th Running of the Preakness Stakes
Current 2009 Preakness Stakes Odds, Post Positions and Jockeys
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1. Big Drama – John Velazquez – 10/1
2. Mine That Bird – Mike Smith – 6/1
3. Musket Man – Eibar Coa – 8/1
4. Luv Gov – Jamie Theriot – 50/1
5. Friesan Fire – Gabriel Saez – 6/1
6. Terrain – Jeremy Rose – 30/1
7. Papa Clem – Rafael Bejarano – 12/1
8. General Quarters – Julien Leparoux – 20/1
9. Pioneerof The Nile – Garrett Gomez – 5/1
10. Flying Private – Alan Garcia – 50/1
11. Take The Points – Edgar Prado – 30/1
12. Tone It Down – Kent Desormeaux – 50/1
13. Rachel Alexandra – Calvin Borel – 8/5

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2009 Preakness Stakes Early Betting Preview by ATS Consultants

2009 PREAKNESS STAKES BETTING2009 Preakness Stakes early betting preview courtesy of ATS Consultants. Below you will find early horse probables and odds for next week’s second leg of the Triple Crown, The Preakness Stakes. If you plan on betting this year’s 2009 Preakness Stakes, be sure to check back next week for the official entries, as well as expert betting analysis courtesy of ATS Consultants.

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7/2 Rachel Alexandra, by Medaglia D’oro out of Lotta Kim, by Roar, bred in Kentucky. Well how about this? After winning the Kentucky Oaks by 20 lengths, Curlin owner Jess Jackson comes in and buys this filly with intentions of taking on the big boys in Baltimore. So far she has shown no weaknesses. She’s won at multiple distances on multiple surfaces. This will be her first test against males. So you never know, but she’s passed every test thus far. This is all assuming she runs of course. If she does, she would be the likely favorite.

5-1 Pioneerof the Nile, by Empire Maker out of Shart of Goshen, by Lord at War, bred in Kentucky. Ran a great race Derby Day and was clearly second-best to Mine that Bird. Put to rest any concerns that experts had about his ability to run on dirt. Garrett Gomez comes to Baltimore seeking his first Preakness win. Was third in the Breeders’ Futurity in Keeneland, fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Juveinle, then won the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. Trainer Bafftert is a three-time winner. We wouldn’t be shocked if he was favored Saturday.

6-1 Mine that Bird, by Birdstone out of Mining My Own, by Smart Strike, bred in Kentucky. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? Truthfully, neither did we. What more can we say, a perfect ride by Calvin Borel once again in the Derby. Mine That Bird never showed any ability to close before the Derby, but clearly this should be his preferred running style from here on out. He’ll have to be a closer on Saturday if he wants to take Leg 2 of the Triple Crown.

8-1 Musket Man, by Yonaguksa out of Fortunesque, by Fortunate Prospect, bred in Kentucky. Surprised many with strong 3rd-place run in Louisville, just missing second by a nose. His pedigree suggests sprinter, but he more than held his own at 1 ¼ miles. It says something to his ability that Eibar Coa will stay on instead of going to Big Drama, who he had ridden to two decisive victories. Will get some play at the windows on Saturday.

8-1 Papa Clem, by Smart Strike out of Miss Houdini, by Belong to Me, bred in Kentucky. Another runner who ran strong in Louisville, heads to Baltimore looking to move up a little. We think He has every right to improve as he seems to get stronger with distance. Ran evenly in the Derby, staking the pace in 3rd or 4th most of the way to finish 4th only a head behind 3rd place. He’s shown the ability to run on all surfaces and in different conditions. Definitely looks to be a factor here.

10-1 General Quarters, by Sky Mesa out of Ecology, by Unbridled’s Song, bred in Kentucky. We’re willing to forgive his poor performance in Kentucky, given he had never ran on an off-track before. Has been erratic, winning Blue Grass but before that bounced in Tampa Bay Derby running a lackluster 5th. Has also won over dirt before but his best performances have come on synthetic surfaces. His best will compete here.

10-1 Friesan Fire, by AP Indy out of Bollinger, by Dehere, bred in Kentucky. Got stepped on early in the Derby and lost all chance. Willing to excuse that one and we believe he’ll be fresh and ready to go in Baltimore. He looked great at the Fair Grounds on dirt followed by a win in the Risen Star Stakes next out. Also crushed in the LA Derby, took command around the final turn and drew off to win by 7 ¼ lengths. No reason why he wouldn’t fire in this one. He won’t be the favorite this time, so you can get good value on Saturday.

12-1 Big Drama, by Montbrook out of Riveting Drama, by Notebook, bred in Florida. One of the best of the “new shooters” on the Triple Crown scene. Comes in off a huge performance in the Swale at Gulfstream. He crossed the line first but was disqualified and placed 2nd. Only lost once as a 2-year old and was 3rd in that race. Cannot discount that effort especially considering it was off a four-month layoff. Must consider with these.

15-1 Join in the Dance, by Sky Mesa out of Dance Darling, by Devil’s Bag, bred in Kentucky. Set the pace in the Derby before tiring to finish a respectable seventh. He’s pretty much the same in each race. Good speed, but the questions is how far can he take it? Led most of the way in the Tampa Bay Derby but couldn’t Hold off Musket Man, finishing 2nd by a neck. Led and faded to 5 lengths in the Blue Grass for his final prep. Hard to recommend although Pletcher is one of the best trainers in the country.

18-1 Hull, but Holy Bull out of Band Queen, by Chimes Band, bred in Kentucky. Unraced at two, this one burst onto the national scene with a scintillating effort in the Derby Trial on April 25. Obviously he’s yet to be tested, but being out of Holy Bull we expect he’d be able to run all day. No question, he’ll be a monster. The only questions is how soon? Very intriguing.

20-1 Take the Points, by Even The Score, out of Ginger Ginger by Fred Astaire, bred in Kentucky. Another newcomer to the Triple Crown scene, this guy chased the likes of Pioneerof the Nile, Chocolate Candy, and the Pampelmousse all over California this spring. Could have gone in the Derby after Win Willy dropped out, but opted to wait for the Preakness. He’s yet to win a graded race, but has been a hard trier and deserves respect. The fact that he skipped the Derby to point to the Preakness bodes well.

20-1 Terrain, by Sky Mesa out of Minery, by Forty Niner, bred in Kentucky. Late runner who fires every time, but yet to be rewarded on the big stage. Has held his own against some of the best In his division and has every right to improve even more given more distance. Finished 3rd in the LA Derby in the slop for his 2009 debut. Certainly worth a look at the bottom of exactas.

40-1 Flying Private, by Fusaichi Pegasus out of Beautiful Pleasure by Unbridled, bred in Kentucky. This impeccably-bred son of Fusaichi Pegasus hasn’t run to his pedigree as of yet. Finished last in the Derby by 43 lengths. We questioned D. Wayne Lukas for even entering him and we’ll do the same here. Nice effort on synthetic at Keeneland, but otherwise overmatched in Graded Stakes. PASS.

40-1 Miner’s Escape, by Mineshaft out of Spy Novel, by Broad Brush, bred in Kentucky. Former Preakness-winning trainer brings the Tesia winner to the Preakness as a real longshot. He was never better than 4th in three starts as a 2-year old in maiden races at Saratoga and The Meadowlands. He appears to be an improving Colt, but would need to step up big time to compete with these.

50-1 Tone It Down, by Medaglia D’oro out of Chattin, by Rollicking, bred in Kentucky. This is simply a case of local ownership wanting to run in the biggest local race. Has ZERO business in with these. The only thing we hope for is that he moves out of the way when he gets tired and no one gets hurt.

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2009 Preakness Stakes Winning Trifecta Picks

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How to Bet a Trifecta for the 2009 Preakness Stakes
With this bet you must pick the first three finishing horses in the order of their finish. In other words, you must pick the horse that wins, the horse that finishes second and the horse that finishes third. The simplest form of this wager is the Straight Trifecta, which is a single combination of the first three finishers. The minimum bet for a Straight Trifecta is $2. A Trifecta is not offered in all races at all tracks (refer to program).

Trifecta Box – The trifecta box has a $1 minimum bet per combination — $6 minimum total cost. You can box three or more horses on a single ticket and wager $1 (or more) on each combination.

Trifecta Key – The Key Wager requires the Key horse to finish FIRST with any combination of two or more horses finishing second and third. For example, if your key horse is #5 and your other horses are #’s 2, 4 and 6, you will win if #5 finishes first and two of your other three horses finish second and third.

Trifecta Full Wheel – You may select one or two horses to finish in a given position and combine your selection with all possible combinations. The number of combinations will vary according to the total number of horses in the race.

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2009 Preakness Stakes Winning Exacta Picks

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How to Bet an Exacta for the 2009 Preakness Stakes
With this bet you must pick the first two finishing horses in the order of their finish. In other words, you must pick the horse that wins and the horse that finishes second.

Exacta Box – A “box” on two or more horses in a race means taking all the possible combinations of those horses in each place of finish. If you have determined that two horses are the best in the race but you are not sure which one will win and which one will finish second, then the safest bet is to do the exacta box. You can box more than two horses, but it is very important to remember that with each additional horse you add to the box that the cost of the wager goes up substantially. The formula for calculating the cost of an exacta box is (horses in box x (horses in box minus 1) x dollar amount of bet). A $2 box of two horses would be (2 x 1 x 2) = $4. A $2 box of three horses would be (3 x 2 x 2) = $12. A $2 box of four horses would be (4 x 3 x 2) = $24. As you can see the cost of the exacta box increases greatly with each additional horse. Also remember that you can wager a $1 exacta box. This reduces the amount of your wager by 50% but also reduces your earnings by 50%.

Exacta Wheels – If you are confident in a horse winning a race, but may have several choices as to the second place finisher, you may elect to do an exacta wheel. If for example, you think the #4 horse is going to win and either the #2, #5, #7, or #10 horse will finish second, you could place the following wager: ($2 exacta wheel the 4 WITH the 2, 5, 7, 10). Following the same formula for calculating the cost of the exacta wager as above we have (1 x 4 x 2) = $8. So it will cost you $8 to do an exacta wheel with one horse to win and any one of four horses to finish second. Another point to note is that some horses do not like to win. They allow other horses to pass them without making an extra effort to win the race. This can easily be determined by simply looking at their past performances. If for example, their racing record indicates that they have won one race and have finished second six times, you may want to place multiple horses in the win column and this “seconditis” horse in the place column. The previous wager might be ($2 Exacta Wheel the 2, 5, 7, 10 WITH the 4).

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2008 Preakness Stakes Picks: Winning Horse, Winning Exacta, Winning Trifecta

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2008 Preakness Odds, Horses & Post Positions



Current Preakness Stakes Post Positions, Horses and Odds

1. Macho Again (Julien Leparoux, 20-1 Odds)
2. Tres Borrachos (Tyler Baze, 30-1 Odds)
3. Icabad Crane (Jeremy Rose, 30-1 Odds)
4. Yankee Bravo (Alex Solis, 15-1 Odds)
5. Behindatthebar (David Flores, 10-1 Odds)
6. Racecar Rhapsody (Robby Albarado, 30-1 Odds)
7. Big Brown (Kent Desormeaux, 1-2 Odds)
8. Kentucky Bear (Jamie Theriot, 15-1 Odds)
9. Stevil (John Velazquez, 30-1 Odds)
10. Riley Tucker (Edgar Prado, 30-1 Odds)
11. Giant Moon (Ramon Dominguez, 30-1 Odds)
12. Gayego (Mike Smith, 8-1 Odds)
13. Hey Byrn (Charles Lopez, 20-1 Odds)

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Can Anyone Beat Big Brown? 2008 Preakness Stakes Preview



Some might say that Big Brown’s performance this past online horse wagering Saturday in the Kentucky Derby is the sign that he is indeed a super-horse. After all, he attended a quick pace from the 20 hole and pretty much ran a lot of his other 3-year old counterparts into the ground.

A lot of very good horsemen, with a lot more knowledge regarding horse racing then me, have pegged Big Brown as the 2008 winner of the Triple Crown. He’s the only one who has a shot as the winner of the Kentucky Derby, and the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, looks like a shoo-in for him…but I’m not sold.

Not yet. Maybe, it’s the fact that horse racing has changed to the point that I just can’t believe in a horse with soft feet like Big Brown. Maybe, it’s the fact that I checked out his Kentucky Derby run again and realized that he didn’t run as fast as it looked during the actual running. Brown finished the Kentucky Derby with a winning time of 2:01. That’s about what Street Sense did last year. The question now becomes is there a new shooter out there who can take Big Brown down?

I think that there is. We need to remember the hype regarding Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000. FuPeg was the undisputed Triple Crown winner until Red Bullet beat him down in the Preakness. It can happen again with my upset special horse. Whether he makes the Preakness or not depends on a work this weekend, but I do believe that if trainer Todd Pletcher puts my number one ranked Derby prospect into the race, there will be no winner of the Triple Crown this year.

2008 Preakness Stakes Preview

1. Harlem Rocker – - His BetUS online racebook odds are currently 9 to 2. Since there shouldn’t be more then six or seven horses in the Preakness field, this guy is easily the top pick to upset Big Brown and to win the Preakness stakes. He’s bred to be a runner. He is undefeated, had to check at the break in his last race which shows he can overcome trouble, and trains super fast. He runs for Todd Pletcher which means you know that he is a quality horse.

2. Big Brown – - BetUS online racebook odds of 1 to 3 actually make the Kentucky Derby winner an overlay. If you think I’m full of it with Harlem Rocker, then please log onto the BetUS online racebook site and bet this guy to win right now! His odds will be 1 to 9 in the Preakness. So, 1 to 3 are excellent odds.

3. Recapturetheglory – - Here’s hoping that Louis Roussell III puts his speedster into the Preakness. Recapturetheglory is a quality enough animal to stick it to Big Brown on the lead. He also will find the 1 3/16th miles of the Preakness much more to his liking. If he gets the lead, Big Brown will have to go with him – - or not. If not, then Recapturetheglory could pull an upset. He would be hard to run down in the lane at Pimlico.

4. Riley Tucker – - Like Louis Roussell III, the trainer of this one, Bill Mott, hasn’t committed to the Derby. Trust me, he should. This horse is moving in the right direction for Mott and the Preakness is a much easier race for turf trainers, like Mott, to switch their horses to the dirt then the Kentucky Derby is. The BetUS online racebook hasn’t released odds on this guy yet. No worries. Once Mott commits we’ll be staring at 50 to 1. Article Courtesy of D.S. Willaimson of BetUs

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