Preakness 2013 odds: Orb still the heavy favorite

Rob Carr

Despite starting out in Gate 1, Orb is still the favorite to win the Preakness Stakes.

The 2013 Preakness Stakes will get underway at 6:20 p.m. ET, and the odds continue to shift as the afternoon progresses. Orb, despite getting the dreaded Gate 1 draw, remains the heavy favorite to take the race and continue his quest to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

According to Odds Shark, Orb's current odds are at 10/11. Orb can become the 13th horse since 1978 to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown. As for his challengers, Mylute is the runner-up with 6/1 odds, Departing is sitting at 13/2, and Goldencents isn't far behind with 8/1. If you're a daredevil type of gambler, Titletown Five has the longest odds with 28/1.

Here's the complete odds list from Odds Shark:

Orb - 10/11
Mylute - 6/1
Departing -13/2
Goldencents - 8/1
Governor Charlie - 10/1
Itsmyluckyday - 12/1
Will Take Charge - 12/1
Oxbow - 16/1
Titletown Five - 28/1

More Triple Crown coverage:

Preakness preview and picks | Expert picks

Preakness Stakes betting guide

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Complete 2013 Preakness Stakes coverage | How to watch

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