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Preakness Stakes 2014 Betting Odds, Picks and Expert Predictions - Horse Race Saturday in Baltimore

By Staff
May 17, 2014

The Preakness Stakes 2014 horse race is the second leg of the triple crown and goes live Saturday afternoon from Baltimore Maryland, look below for the betting odds on today's race, along with links to picks and predictions from experts.

This is a bit of an oddity, but this year only three horses will race today that were in the Kentucky Derby.

The overall field for today is only ten horses as opposed to the 19 horses who raced in the Kentucky Derby.

California Chrome, Ride On Curlin and General a Rod are the only three horses to go from the Derby to the Preakness this year and Derby winner California Chrome is the heavy favorite today.

Can he become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978?

Newcomer Social Inclusion could be a front-runner today and his owner hopes that is the case.

"We'll be in good position in the early stages," owner Ron Sanchez said. "I didn't like being on the outside in the Wood, but the Pimlico front stretch is a little bit longer. My horse is more experienced now and he is multi-faceted. He has speed and strength."

The weather has cleared after showers this week in the Baltimore area.

Here are the post positions and odds.

1. Dynamic Impact, 12-1
2. General a Rod, 15-1
3. California Chrome, 3-5
4. Ring Weekend, 20-1
5. Bayern, 10-1
6. Ria Antonia, 30-1
7. Kid Cruz, 20-1
8. Social Inclusion, 5-1
9. Pablo Del Monte, 20-1
10. Ride On Curlin, 10-1

When: Saturday, May 17 (post time is 6:18 p.m. EDT / 3:18 p.m. PDT)

Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

TV: NBC (coverage starts 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1: 30 p.m. PDT)

Those who like to wager on the horse races are looking for an edge and experts are across the web have their selections published, listen here for Pimlico odds maker Keith Fuestle as he shares his opinions in an interview.

The Predicteform Analysis of the Preakness Stakes is also a very nice guide to each of the ten horses and is here.

Watch the video below for even more information.

The two longshots I like - General a Rod, 15-1 and Kid Cruz, 20-1.

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