The $1 million Preakness Stakes is upon us, with a field of nine lining up to go 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico Race Course in the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.
All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who rolled down the sloppy stretch under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs to win the Run for the Roses by 2 1/2 lengths.
The colt is even money on the morning line to win the Preakness, with his chances enhanced by the fact the runner-up, third- and fourth-place finishers in the Derby are skipping the race.
It will be exciting to watch the race, but it will be a lot more fun if we can pad our wagering bankroll.
Here is a betting guide to the Preakness along with betting tips for the race.