Preakness Stakes post position draw, odds, full field; Epicenter is morning-line favorite

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The draw for the $1.65 million, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes was held Monday afternoon in Baltimore.

Epicenter, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, was named the 6-5 favorite in the morning line. Trained by Steve Asmussen, Epicenter drew the No. 8 post position in the field of nine going 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico Race Course.

Along with Epicenter, the field includes two others horses that competed in the Kentucky Derby — Simplification (fourth) and Happy Jack (14th). Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath also is in the field and will try to become the seventh filly all-time to win the second leg of the Triple Crown.

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Kentucky Derby favorite Epicenter gallops in the morning at Churchill Downs. Epicenter is trained by Steve Asmussen. April 27, 2022
Kentucky Derby favorite Epicenter gallops in the morning at Churchill Downs. Epicenter is trained by Steve Asmussen. April 27, 2022

Post time for the Preakness is 7:01 p.m. Saturday. The race will be televised live by NBC.

Post position, horse, trainer, jockey, odds

1. Simplification, Antonio Sano, John Velazquez, 6-1

2. Creative Minister, Kenny McPeek, Brian Hernandez Jr., 10-1

3. Fenwick, Kevin McKathan, Florent Geroux , 50-1

4. Secret Oath, D. Wayne Lukas, Luis Saez, 9-2

5. Early Voting, Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz, 7-2

6. Happy Jack, Doug O'Neill, Tyler Gaffalione, 30-1

7. Armagnac, Tim Yakteen, Irad Oritz Jr., 12-1

8. Epicenter, Steve Asmussen, Joel Rosario, 6-5

9. Skippylongstocking, Saffie Joseph Jr., Junior Alvarado, 20-1

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Preakness Stakes 2022: Draw, post position, odds, field, TV

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