Today is the second jewel in the Triple Crown today so save a few minutes this afternoon to see the excitement.
Is it going to be California history with California Chrome? Is he going to pull an Orb and fade in the race books? Or ala Big Brown keep us hoping for that special horse of the year that he can do it all in the next three weeks? Or will it be Rosie’s day?
Not since those heady days of 1977 with Seattle Slew and the very NEXT YEAR, in 1978, with the dual between Alydar and Affirmed have we had the pleasure of a Triple Crown winner.
Maybe an Exacta Box of Social Inclusion and California Chrome?
If you want to always pick a winner choose – “The Black Stallion”!
Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
When: Saturday, May 17 at 6:18 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
2014 Preakness Stakes Field
Entries for Preakness Stakes 2014 Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Dynamic Impact Miguel Mena Mark E. Casse 12-1
2 General a Rod Javier Castellano Mike Maker 15-1
3 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 3-5
4 Ring Weekend Alan Garcia H. Graham Motion 20-1
5 Bayern Rosie Napravnik Bob Baffert 10-1
6 Ria Antonia Calvin Borel Tom Amoss 30-1
7 Kid Cruz Julian Pimentel Linda Rice 20-1
8 Social Inclusion Luis Contreras Manny Azpurua 5-1
9 Pablo Del Monte Jeffrey Sanchez Wesley A. Ward 20-1
10 Ride on Curlin Joel Rosario William Gowan 10-1
Betting / The Basics:
Selecting the winner of the race. Your horse must win in order for you to cash a ticket.
If your horse wins or comes in second you cash a ticket, but you get only the place payout.
If your horse comes in first, second or third you cash a ticket, but you get only the show payout.
Stands for “win, place, show”, also known as “across the board”. This places a win, place and show bet on your selection, which is three wagers. I like to think of this as an “ease of use” wager. If your horse wins you get the win, place AND show payout. You’d say “$2 across the board on #3″ to place this wager.
Exotic Bets – Single Race
Selecting the first and second place finishers in exact order.
Selecting the first and second place finishers in either order (if you select #7 & #9 you cash a ticket as long as both finish first and second).
Selecting the first, second and third place finishers in exact order.
Selecting the first, second, third and forth place finishers in exact order.
For any of the single race exotics you can “box” your wager. This means that any of your selections can finish in any order depending on the wager. For example an exacta box is similar to quinella in that as long as your selections run one and two you cash a ticket. A two horse exacta box is two wagers and therefore costs double the money. Accordingly and to your benefit, it pays more than the quinella. A $2 exacta box of two horses is $4. A $1 trifecta box of three horses is $6. You can box as many horses as you like, but it can get pricey!
Used with exactas, trifectas and superfectas, you select a single horse to win (the key) and other horses to come in second, third and fourth depending on the wager.
A wheel is similar to a key, just with more horses and potentially variations in the how you position the horses. With this type of wager you’d select more than one horse in the top spot, essentially “wheeling” horses “up and down” – or placing a horse in more than one position in your wagers.
For example, you could have a trifecta that looks like this: 2,5 / 2,5,7 / 1,7,9. In this case you would need #2 or #5 to win, either of those two or #7 to come in second and #1, #7 or #9 to show. If you place a $1 wager in this configuration would cost you $18 (2 horses in first position x 3 horses in second position x 3 horses in third position).
Exotic Bets – Multiple Race
Selecting the winner in two consecutive races.
Selecting the winner in three consecutive races.
Selecting the winner in four consecutive races.
Selecting the winner in six consecutive races.