Preakness Stakes Betting for Canadians

The Preakness Stakes is the second race of the American Triple Crown and it always generates a lot of hype because there is hope for a Triple Crown winner after a horse wins the Kentucky Derby.  The Preakness Stakes takes place on the third Saturday in May, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby.  It’s a 9.5 furlong race, which makes it the shortest of the Triple Crown races, but it is a similar distance to the Kentucky Derby (10 furlongs), which is why we will often see horses win the Derby and the Preakness and then falter at the Belmont Stakes, which has a longer distance (12 furlongs).

The race takes place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland and is often referred to as “the race for the black-eyed susans” because a blanket of yellow flowers that are made to resemble the State flower of Maryland are placed around the winner’s neck.  The race carries a purse of $2 million.

Click here for more information about the upcoming Preakness Stakes race from the official website.

Where To Bet On The Preakness Stakes From Canada

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At you can find the traditional Racebook by selecting ‘Horses’ from the top menu bar. From there select ‘Pimlico’ from the ‘All Tracks’ drop down menu, and select the race taking place at 6:58pm EST on the third Saturday of the month to find the Preakness Stakes.

Bodog also takes bets on the Preakness winner at fixed odds in their sportsbook.

Many sportsbooks that serve the Canadian betting market no longer take bets on horse races, including the Preakness Stakes. At Bodog Canadian bettors do not have this problem.

A Brief History of the Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes was first run in 1873, which is two years before the Kentucky Derby got underway.  The race was originally named in honor of the colt named Preakness from the Milton Holbrook Sanford’s Preakness Stables in Preakness, New Jersey.  The horse won the main race on the day that the Pimlico Race Course was opened, so it was fitting that they name their most famous race after this horse.

Secretariat, arguably the most successful horse in the history of the sport, holds the record the fastest Preakness Stakes time ever recorded with a time of 1:53.00.  Secretariat also holds the record for the Kentucky Derby.

For a more detailed history of the Preakness Stakes including other records, the past winners, and the races evolution check out the Preakness Stakes Wikipedia page.