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).

Online Racebook Guide

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.

* REMINDER! - you must be of legal age in your state or province to legally wager on thoroughbred or harness horse racing. Please bet responsibly!

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.