|Written by Michelle Allan|
Anyone who is interested in horse racing betting or Preakness Stakes betting is looking carefully at the recent winner of the Kentucky Derby, a little horse named Animal Kingdom, who is the odds-on favorite to take the trophy this weekend. Animal Kingdom, a surprise winner for the Kentucky Derby-the first leg of the Triple Crown, is the heavy favorite to walk away with this weekend’s Preakness horse race, although there are thirteen other horses and jockeys primed to take away the victory. Running with a full entry of fourteen competitors this weekend, you can expect to see a lot of action in the 136th Preakness Stakes.
Two other horses that ran in this last Kentucky Derby are also entered into this week’s Preakness Stakes horse race and are primed to give Animal Kingdom a run for his money. Both Dialed In and Mucho Macho Man are favored above other horses that are also running in the field. The full field of fourteen horses is a competitive one this year, and any one of these three-year-olds is in a good position to take the second jewel of the Triple Crown away from the favored Animal Kingdom. This year’s Preakness Stakes horse race has an unusually low number of horses running who also ran in the latest Kentucky Derby. History at the Preakness Stakes has shown that horses who have competed in the first leg of the Triple Crown, (the Kentucky Derby) tend to do exceptionally well at the Preakness, but with this year’s crop of hopefuls, the Preakness stakes betting community could be in for a surprise upset.
If you are planning on horse racing betting in this year’s Preakness Stakes, keep an eye on the horses that have recently competed in the Kentucky Derby. All of them are favored to win above the rest of the field, and traditionally have done very well in the Preakness after competing in the Derby. Most experts will also be watching Animal Kingdom very closely to see how he fares in his bid to win the coveted Triple Crown, an honor that consists of three races- the Derby, the Preakness, and finally the Belmont Stakes.