Bet on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Bet on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes – named after the Maryland state flower – is an annual horse race held at Pimlico Racetrack for three-year-old fillies running 1 1/8 miles over the dirt course. Held in conjunction with the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the US Triple Crown of racing, the Black-Eyed Susan is typically referred to as the “de-facto” second leg of the Filly Triple Crown, along with the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby), and the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park (the Belmont Stakes).

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No less competitive than the Triple Crown series, the Filly’s Triple Crown often produces some spectactular racing and great rivalries, and it’s always well-worth the effort to get in a wager on the girls through one of our recommended online racebooks, listed below.

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Playing the Black-Eyed Susan Odds

Right to the moment the top three-year old fillies in racing break from the gate in the Black-Eyed Susan, you can check the live odds from our premier online racebook partner – – and get your wager down, all with the click of your mouse.

2016 Black-Eyed Susan Contenders

It will be a mixed bag of 14 expected starters going to the gate for the 2016 Black-Eyed Susan, with a couple having already proven themselves in graded stakes for three-year-old fillies, and others still looking for their maiden win. Heading the cast is Land Over Sea, already a veteran of nine races, who captured the (G2) Fair Grounds Oaks earlier this year before running second in the (G1) Kentucky Oaks, her third runner-up finish at the graded-stakes level. If you draw a line through her last effort on the Keeneland turf, Dothraki Queen has been in the money in four consecutive graded stakes races. Lightly raced Go Maggie Go has a win in the (G2) Gulfstream Park Oaks and was fourth in the Kentucky Oaks after a troubled trip. In a race that seems primed for an upset, She’s A Warrior is looking for her first lifetime win after six starts where she’s never been worse than third, including a pair of graded-stakes tries. 

Entries by post position with ML odds:

1) AP Majestic (30-1)

2) Dothraki Queen (15-1)

3) Land Over Sea (2-1)

4) Ma Can Do It (30-1)

5) Go Maggie Go (5-2)

6) She’s A Warrior (6-1)

7) Downdraft (30-1)

8) Double Entendre (30-1)

9) Midnight On Oconee (15-1)

10) Kinsley Kisses (6-1)

11) In The Navy Now (30-1)

12) Flora Dora (30-1)

13) Cced (15-1)

14) Mom’s On Strike  (15-1)

Did you know? 

Silverbulletday is one of 16 horses to win the Black-Eyed Susan and then go on to win an Eclipse Award as the US Champion Three-Year-Old or Female Older Horse. Included in those are Serena’s Song, who won in 1995, and then followed up the Black-Eyed Susan by becoming the first (and only one of two) filly to win the Grade I Haskell Invitational Stakes. The 2011 winner, Royal Delta, went on to win the 2011 and 2012 Ladies Classic at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Since 1973 the Black-Eyed Susan has been considered a Grade II event. The winner for 2013 was Fiftyshadesofhay, granddaughter of past Preakness Stakes winner Real Quiet.