You don’t have to wait until the Preakness Stakes to get in on the horse betting action this weekend. Friday is Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico.
Saturday has graded stakes races all day long, highlighted by the Preakness (Race 13 of 14), which posts at 6:47 p.m. And TVG is running a special to make betting the ponies even easier.
Details of TVG $10 Cash Back promo
The TVG betting app is offering cash back on $10 win bets when your horses finishes in second or third.
- Place a win bet of $10 or more
- If your horse finishes in 2nd or 3rd, get your bet up to $10 back
- Only applies to your first win bet in each race
You can sign up to the TVG app (PABets in Pennsylvania) using our exclusive links for a risk-free first bet up to $300.
You can download the TVG app on an iPhone, or use the mobile website in your browser on Android. Enter a few personal details and your registration will be complete.
How to place a horse bet online at TVG
Once you’re on the TVG app or website, make sure you select the correct track and race number. The Pimlico races will be featured on the homepage. But you can always scroll down to “track” and pick Pimlico to make sure.
Then, choose your bet type at the top. The $10 back promo is for “Win” bets.
“Place” bets (second place) pay if your horse finishes in second or first. “Show” bets (third) pay if your horse finishes first, second, or third. You will also see more advanced horse bets like exacta (first two finishers), trifecta (top three finishers), superfecta (top four) and more. You can also combine win/place/show bets, but the ticket will cost more.
For more on those, see our horse betting guide.
Finally, once you pick your horse, select your bet amount. Click on the total bet to confirm and you’ll get a “bet placed” message.
Picking winners at the Preakness
As for which horses to pick on the 14-race Preakness Day card, that part is up to you. But there are some tools to help. For more on how to read a past performance report or horse betting program, see our guide linked above.
For casual bettors looking to make the races more exciting, and for seasoned horse players, the TVG app has some helpful insights on each race. You can click on individual horses to find information on recent form, past races, and number of wins. You’ll also see tags like “hot trainer” to indicate recent success of the horse’s trainer.
At the bottom of the screen you’ll also find picks from seasoned horse bettors under TVG Picks, as well as numberFire prediction and Trackmaster picks. So you can rely on a variety of prediction models to make your picks if you like.
Be sure to pay attention to the odds listed under the horses number and remember, the longer the odds, the better the potential payout. And with the current TVG promo, you have even more incentive to take some medium to long shots for a bigger potential payout if they happen to win.
2021 Preakness Stakes odds
|Post Position||Horse||Jockey||Morning Line Odds|
|3||Medina Spirit||John Velazquez||9-5|
|4||Crowded Trade||Javier Castellano||10-1|
|5||Midnight Bourbon||Irad Ortiz Jr.||5-1
|7||France Go de Ina||Joel Rosario||20-1|
|8||Unbridled Honor||Luis Saez||15-1|
|9||Risk Taking||Jose Ortiz||15-1|
|11||Concert Tour||Mike Smith||5-2|
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Nick Wass