California Chrome Leads 2014 Preakness Stakes Contenders, Betting Line Favorites

California Chrome is the prohibitive favorite to win the 2014 Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Racecourse. The winner of the Kentucky Derby is -160 to also take the second leg of Thoroughbred Racing’s Triple Crown.

Oddsmakers say the race for place and show is much more suspenseful. Social Inclusion is +500 (or 5-1 based on traditional track betting). Danza is next at +700, while closely behind is Ride on Curlin and Bayern at +1000 according to top sports handicapper Joe Duffy of

Other contenders including Kid Cruz at +1500 and Dynamic paying 18-1 (or +1800). The Preakness Stakes long shots are General A Rod, Ring Weekend, and Strong Mandate each at +2000. default

Odds are also posted on whether or not California Chrome will win the Triple Crown. Yes is +200, while no is -260, perhaps a cheap price considering the last Triple Crown winner was Affirmed in 1978.

One can also bet against winning the Preakness Stakes. Betting the field other than the chalk is +130. Other proposition wagers include the margin of victory as determined by Equibase. The most likely scenario is one length to 2 ¾ lengths at +200.

Joe Duffy’s Picks won with California Chrome in the Kentucky Derby and it considered the best source for Triple Crown and Breeders Cup picks at He will have the morning line Preakness Stakes 2014 winning pick.



About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of, the top sports betting site in the world. Email:

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