Online Bookie Tips: Preakness Stakes Betting Trends For 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017 / Published in Horse Racing

It’s always a good idea for pay per head agents to know what the betting trends are for upcoming sporting events. By knowing the betting trends, agents can more specifically forecast the action they’re likely to receive on the sporting event.

This blog talks about the trends for this Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. The Preakness Stakes is the second jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown. Check out the most relevant trends for online bookie agents.

The Preakness Stakes betting favorite has won 72 of the 142 editions of the Preakness…

The favorite often wins the Preakness Stakes. The favorite, almost without fail, is the Kentucky Derby winner. For this Saturday’s race, the Kentucky Derby winner is Always Dreaming.

Future books have set Always Dreaming’s odds to win the Preakness at even money.

By the time the race goes off, agents shouldn’t be surprised if Always Dreaming’s odds are at less than even money, 3 to 5 possibly, to win the Preakness.

…But, Todd Pletcher’s record in the Preakness is 0 for 8

Trainer Todd Pletcher has never won the Preakness Stakes. The reason is simple. Pletcher prefers to provide his horses plenty of time between races. The Preakness Stakes place two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. This often throws a wrench into Pletcher’s plans.

The last time a Pletcher-trained horse won the Kentucky Derby was 2010 when Super Saver took home the roses. Super Saver finished 8th in the Preakness after going off at $1.90 to 1.

Horseplayers who know this are going to lay off Always Dreaming at low odds to win the second jewel in the Triple Crown. Per head agents should set max betting limits on horses like Classic Empire. This is especially true because…

…Since 1983, only 3 Preakness winners haven’t competed in the Kentucky Derby

Classic Empire, Hence, Lookin At Lee, and Gunnevera, are the only other horses in addition to Always Dreaming that ran in the Kentucky Derby. Out of the four, Classic Empire, the 2016 two-year-old champion, should garner the most action.

It’s a good idea for online bookies to set max betting limits on all participants in the 2017 Preakness Stakes. Setting max betting limits on horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby is an absolute must.

4 of the last 10 editions of the Preakness have been won in gate to wire fashion

What this means is that horses that come from the clouds, Gunnevera, Hence, Lookin At Lee, and Senior Investment, are at a disadvantage. Pace players are likely to put money on Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, and Conquest Mo Money.

Be careful about taking too much action on all three of those horses. Set up schedule limit overrides to manage the amount of action you take on the Preakness Stakes in general.

Here’s a link to all Preakness Stakes betting trends. If per head agents want to be in the know, they can study these trends and then set up max betting limits, schedule limit overrides, and use other PPH tools to manage betting on the Preakness Stakes.

Knowing the Preakness Stakes betting trends will help pay per head agents make the most out of the race. But, having the right tools to mitigate risk view player activity will ensure no one clears the bank this Saturday. offers the best tools in the business. So what are you waiting for?

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