Here’s Where You Can Bet On The Preakness In Massachusetts

Written By Frank Weber on May 19, 2022 - Last Updated on May 12, 2023
MA horse betting options for Preakness Stakes

Is it just me, or do we all have horse racing fever now? We’re fresh off a thrilling Kentucky Derby, so the upcoming Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 20, surely has horse racing fans on the edge of their seats.

The Preakness is the second leg of the coveted Triple Crown. Only 13 horses have won the Triple Crown, which is only accomplished when a 3-year-old horse wins each of the following races:

  • The Kentucky Derby
  • The Preakness
  • The Belmont Stakes

The 2023 Kentucky Derby saw a horse with 17-1 odds, Mage, take home the victory. Next up is the Preakness Stakes, one of the premier horse races of the year.

Massachusetts horse bettors will be able to bet on the race even from the comfort of their own homes, all thanks to FanDuel Racing.

148th Preakness Stakes start time and information

The 148th Preakness Stakes will be here soon, so here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the race.

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Time: Post time 6:50 p.m. ET, coverage begins 1 p.m.
  • Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
  • TV Network: NBC, CNBC
  • Streaming: Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

If you’re interested in getting financially invested in this year’s Preakness, then keep reading — this part is for you.

What is FanDuel Racing?

FanDuel Racing is now live in Massachusetts. The online racebook combines all the great features of FanDuel Massachusetts with great horse betting options.

FanDuel Racing will offer odds for the upcoming Preakness after Monday’s draw, so you can bet after that.

In addition, new users can claim a $20 welcome bonus for the Preakness Stakes. If your Preakness bet loses, you’ll be refunded in racing credits for up to $20. No FanDuel bonus code is required.

How to sign up for FanDuel Racing

Using FanDuel Racing to place bets or watch races is incredibly easy. All you have to do is follow the link at the top of this page and either log in or sign up (depending on whether you have an account). To sign up, you will have to provide your:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address

Once you do all this, you will have to verify your identity. Once everything is sorted out, you are free to play.

Other ways to enjoy the Preakness in Massachusetts

In addition to the three retail casinos (Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino), you can also watch and wager on the Preakness Stakes at Suffolk Downs and Raynham Park in pari-mutuel betting. That means your wager will be pooled with many others from Massachusetts and other states to form a large prize pool.

Suffolks Downs opened in the 1930s and is located in East Boston. While it no longer hosts live horse racing, Suffolks Downs does provide simulcasts of horse races.

Raynham Park, about 30 miles south of Boston, held greyhound racing until the state banned it in 2010. Since then, it has been a horse racing simulcast facility.

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Frank Weber is a US-based gambling writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He loves baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and the UFC, and even collects sports cards and memorabilia in his spare time. In his free time, you could find Frank either out at a concert with friends, or at home sweating out all his bets.

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