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2009 Preakness Stakes odds: Opening odds on the Preakness Stakes

 Just one week until the start of the 2009 Preakness Stakes horse race and the bookmakers have posted the opening odds on the second leg of the Triple Crown. Right off the bat we will start with the most asked question - what are the odds on Mine That Bird to win the 2009 Preakness Stakes? Surprise, the winner of the 09 Kentucky Derby is not the favorite contender to win the 134th run of the Preakness Stakes next week! Many may be surprised, but a lot of the bettors are actually happy to hear that, considering the hefty payout on Mine That Bird last week, winning the Derby with 50/1 odds.

 For the opening 2009 Preakness Stakes odds we went to our favorite online racebook, Bodog Sports (official website), a bookmaker which made quite a few people happy last week. At Bodog the 2009 Preakness Stakes favorite contender is Rachel Alexandra, listed with EVEN odds to win the Stakes run next Saturday and according to some of the rumors coming out of the bookie, those odds could even turn "negative" by next week, i.e. you will get paid less than what you've bet. Again, good news for the fans of Mine That Bird, who comes second on the betting sheets with 9/2 odds to win the Preakness Stakes. Making a bundle for a few lucky bettors last week, you know the same people will bet again on Mine That Bird to win the 2009 Preakness Stakes and with 9/2 odds - still a very good payout on a Derby winner.

 Pioneer of the Nile comes third on the 2009 Preakness Stakes odds. The 3-year-old us listed with 5/1 odds to win the race on Saturday and is followed by Friesan Fire, who is sitting on 6/1 odds to win, the same odds posted on Musket Man. Papa Clem is doing better on the Preakness Stakes odds list with 8/1, followed by General Quarters with 9/1 odds to win the 09 Preakness. Feeling super lucky? The Preakness Stakes underdog this year is Tone It Down with 45/1 odds on victory at Pimlico and Terrain is at 25/1. And according to the bookmaker - the odds on having a Triple Crown winner, i.e. Mine That Bird to win the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, are at the whopping +800, while the opposite will pay out on -1600 odds.

 Here is the complete list of 2009 Preakness Stakes betting odds as posted by the online sportsbook Bodog Sports:

Big Drama - 16/1
Conservative - 14/1
Flying Private - 16/1
Friesan Fire - 6/1
General Quarters - 9/1
Hull - 14/1
Mine That Bird - 9/2
Musket Man - 6/1
Papa Clem - 8/1
Pioneer of The Nile - 5/1
Rachel Alexandra - 1/1
Take The Points - 20/1
Terrain - 25/1
Tone It Down - 45/1

 Of course those Preakness odds will change quite a bit as bettors being wagering on the second leg of the Triple Crown. As we always urge our readers - plan and bet ahead of time if you see odds you really like. For example, we doubt that the odds on Mine That Bird will remain the same for too long. Everyone who bet on Mine That Bird to win the Derby will undoubtedly bet again on the colt to win the Preakness Stakes, as well, which will drive the odds on the Derby winner even shorter than they are now. And we've already mentioned the rumor that the Preakness odds on Rachel Alexandra will change as well. Therefore it's a good idea to put in your box, exacta and trifecta bets early. Stay with us this week as we take a look at the 2009 Preakness Stakes top contenders, the latest odds and news from Pimlico.

 Published on 05/09/2009

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