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2009 Preakness Stakes Preview

by Thomas Jensen on Friday, May 15th, 2009

Point-Spreads.com will have a full slate of horse racing coverage as we inch closer to the start of the 2009 Preakness Stakes. The 134th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in the Triple Crown of Horse Racing, will take place from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday May 16th, 2009 with live coverage from NBC starting at 5 PM with a approximate post time of 6:15 PM. Online racebook Bodog.com currently lists filly Rachel Alexandra as the 7 to 5 odds favorite to win the 2009 Preakness Stakes .

Our readers are coming off a tremendous 2009 Kentucky Derby win, after our horse racing betting expert Steve Hastings gave out the Calvin Borel ridden 50 to 1 long shot Mine That Bird to win the Derby.  Our emails were in overdrive after the race with several readers thanking us for the call and we are working hard to deliver another strong win for readers looking to bet on the 2009 Preakness Stakes.

Once again, we turned to our friends at VegasInsider.com and their resident horse racing betting expert Anthony Stabile, best known for picking 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide at odds of over 12-1. Stabile will be reporting LIVE from Pimlico Race Course this weekend and offering up his expert advice daily exclusively at VegasInsider.com. All horse racing bettors looking to make wagers on the 2009 Preakness Stakes should purchase Anthony Stabile’s winning horse picks today.

2009 Preakness Stakes Preview – Mine That Bird’s shocking upset of the G1 Kentucky Derby has done little to keep them from coming to Pimlico as it looks like a bakers’ dozen will line up for the 134th running of the G1 Preakness, the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

In most years, fellow Derby winners usually take one off and await the G1 Belmont Stakes, run three weeks after the Preakness and some five weeks after the Derby. This year, six other Derby participants are scheduled to tackle the Derby victor once again and will be joined by a half dozen new shooters who will speak about in this space.

Being the gentleman that I am, what better place to start then with the fabulous filly Rachel Alexandra. The hit soap opera “Days of Our Lives” has nothing on the events that have taken place in the past week or so, on the Triple Crown trail and Rachel Alexandra has been at the center of it all.
     
Late last week, owner Jess Jackson of Curlin fame purchased the G1 Kentucky Oaks winner for a reported $10 million and promptly turned her training over to Steve Asmussen. Just as quickly, he announced that the Preakness and a shot at the boys was the likely next spot for his stables newest acquisition, a notion that wasn’t even open for discussion with her previous connections. Jackson supplemented the filly for $100,000. Multiple controversies ensued.

Get the rest of VegasInsider.com Horse Racing Betting Expert Anthony Stabile’s 2009 Preakness Stakes Preview here.

Online racebook Bodog.com has posted horse racing betting odds to win the 2009 Preakness Stakes:

Big Drama: 10/1
Flying Private: 55/1
Friesen Fire: 8/1
General Quarters: 22/1
Luv Gov: 45/1
Mine That Bird: 6/1
Musket Man: 10/1
Papa Clem: 10/1
Pioneerof The Nile: 4/1
Rachel Alexandra: 7/5
Take The Points: 25/1
Terrain: 30/1
Tone It Down: 40/1

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