2011 Preakness Betting Preview

The 136th running of the Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday with Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom the 2-1 morning line favorite (6:25 p.m. ET, NBC). The three-year-old colt will race against 13 other horses in what is a full field.

Animal Kingdom will start from post position No. 11 and will run next to the race’s second choice, Dialed In, who opened at 9-2 on the morning line odds board. Dialed In will be racing from post position No. 10.

Check out the current Preakness odds at SBGGlobal.com.

With John Velazquez at the reigns, Animal Kingdom will be looking to capture the middle leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The sport has not had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 but if Animal Kingdom can win the Preakness he would have a good shot in the Belmont on June 11. [Read more...]