Preakness Stakes odds: Always Dreaming betting favorite to repeat Derby success at middle Triple Crown event

Always Dreaming has emerged as emerged as the betting favorite ahead of Saturday's Preakness Stakes, as spectators watch for repeat success after the horse's Kentucky Derby victory.

The 142nd Preakness Stakes will take place at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, where jockey John Velazquez and horse Always Dreaming hope to repeat their win at the Derby. Always Dreaming was the favorite for Saturday's race most of last week, and the horse's odds remain strong with the event just around the corner. As of May 19, Always Dreaming's odds stay at 5/6.

Click through to see this year's Preakness Stakes betting favorites:

Preakness Stakes odds: A look at the 2017 favorites
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Preakness Stakes odds: A look at the 2017 favorites

Always Dreaming: 4/5

Updated May 19, 2017

Classic Empire: 3/1

Updated May 19, 2017

Gunnevera: 8/1

Updated May 19, 2017

Hence: 20/1

Updated May 19, 2017

Looking at Lee: 10/1 odds

Updated May 19, 2017

Conquest Mo Money: 18/1 odds

Updated May 19, 2017

Cloud Computing: 12/1 odds

Updated May 19, 2017

Multiplier: 25/1 odds

Updated May 19, 2017

Senior Investment: 40/1 odds

Updated May 19, 2017

Term of Art: 40/1

Updated May 19, 2017


After finishing fourth in the Derby, horse Classic Empire is the runner-up betting favorite with odds set at 3/1, as of May 19.

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Ten horses and jockeys are set to compete in the Preakness Stakes each year, where they will race the track in hopes of winning the $900,000 prize. The runner-up earns $300,000, third receives $165,000, fourth gets $90,000 and fifth pulls in $45,000. The middle event of the Triple Crown trio, the Preakness Stakes is a 1 3/16-mile race.

Here is a full list of horses competing in this year's Preakness Stakes:

1. Cloud Computing

2. Multiplier

3. Hence

4. Always Dreaming

5. Classic Empire

6. Gunnevera

7. Term of Art

8. Senior Investment

9. Looking At Lee

10. Conquest Mo Money

The event is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. EDT, with coverage beginning at 5 p.m. on NBC.

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