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Preakness Stakes Picks And Predictions: The Latest Odds For Saturday's Race

The odds for the 2011 Preakness Stakes change pretty much as frequently as I finish each of these sentences. If you want to stay completely on top of things, I recommend heading out to Las Vegas, buying a pomegranate flavored 5-hour energy, and camping in front of the big board until the race on Saturday. But short of that, this is probably your best option. Here are the current odds, courtesy of SB Nation.

No. 1 Astrology: 15-1
No. 2 Norman Asborjson: 30-1
No. 3 King Congie: 20-1
No. 4 Flashpoint: 20-1
No. 5 Shackleford: 12-1
No. 6 Sway Away: 15-1
No. 7 Midnight Interlude: 15-1
No. 8 Dance City: 12-1
No. 9 Mucho Macho Man: 6-1
No. 10 Dialed In: 9-2
No. 11 Animal Kingdom: 2-1
No. 12 Isn't He Perfect: 30-1
No. 13 Concealed Identity: 30-1
No. 14 Mr. Commons: 20-1

The favorite is Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who will run from the 11th post. The Baltimore Sun rounded up some picks for the race on Saturday, and kind of surprisingly, Animal Kingdom was not the overwhelming selection. It seems like at this point, like there are three horses that people are picking more than any others; Animal Kingdom, Dialed In, and Mucho Macho Man.

The 2011 Preakness Stakes gets underway on May 21 at Pimlico racetrack. Stay with SB Nation's 2011 Preakness Stakes StoryStream for odds, contender profiles, post positions and more. To look back at the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby and Preakness fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.