2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Guide

2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Guide

Written by on May 18, 2019

Check out the 2019 Preakness Stakes odds and picks at Pimlico Racecourse on Saturday that you can make that involve the second top race of the year. There are 14 races on Saturday’s card. The Preakness is Race 13.

2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Guide

2019 Preakness Stakes Event Info

  • When: Saturday, May 18
  • Where: Pimlico Racecourse, Baltimore, MD
  • TV: NBC
  • Live Stream: Pilmico.com

Win, Place, Show

  • Win – Picking a horse to win simply means betting on a horse to finish ahead of all the other horses in a race. If you like favored Improbable to win, you’d bet on Improbable to win.
  • Place – Place is another way of saying second. When you bet on a horse to finish second, you’re betting on the horse to finish at least second or first. If the horse you made a place bet on wins the race, you win the place payout.
  • Show – Betting on a horse to show means you’re betting on a horse to finish third. If your horse finishes third, finishes second, or finishes first, you win your bet. You win the show, or third place, payout.

Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta

  • Exacta – An exacta is a wager that involves the first two finishers in a race. You could box your horses. Remember, though, that boxing horses costs more because you must account for each combination. Using a key horse in the exacta could lead to lower cost tickets.
  • Trifecta – Like the exacta, you could box horses in a trifecta. A trifecta box can become very costly if you decide to box too many horses. A $1 four horse exacta box will cost you $60. Use a key horse to cut cost.
  • Superfecta – It’s almost impossible to hit a superfecta by boxing horses. A 5-horse superfecta box will cost $120 for $1. If you add a single horse, making it a 6-horse superfecta box, the cost rises to $360. Use a key horse so that you can add more horses in the fourth slot and cut your superfecta investment.

Daily Double

The daily double is picking two consecutive winners. Pimlico offers rolling doubles on Saturday. You can play a double with the Preakness on Races 12-13 and with Race 13-Race 14. All you must do is pick the winner of the first race in the double and pick the winner of the second race in the double. It’s like a parlay, but it can pay much more than a sports parlay depending on the money in the double pool.

Pick 3

A pick 3 is a wager where you choose the winner of three consecutive races. The pick 3 that involves the Preakness Stakes starts in Race 12 and ends in Race 14. It could pay huge if longshots win all three legs of the pick 3.

Pick 4 Starting in Race 10

The pick 4 on Saturday that involves the Preakness Stakes starts in Race 10 and ends in Race 14. The pick 4 is a wager where you choose four consecutive race winners. It’s not an easy wager to hit. If you do win a pick 4, you should clear way more money than if you hit a pick 3. It depends on the amount of money in the pick 4 pool and if longshots or chalk win each race.

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