Preakness 2022: Happy Jack Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 17, 2022
Happy Jack

Happy Jack ran in the Kentucky Derby, and that’s about all there is to say. His connections decided to press forward to enter him in the next leg of the Triple Crown, where he’ll likely be a longshot in Preakness odds.

Redemption is the goal after finishing 14th in the Run For The Roses. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Happy Jack before the 2022 Preakness.

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Happy Jack Preakness Profile

Record: 1-0-2 (5)

Owner: Calumet Farm

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill

Color: Bay

Running Style: Closer

Last race: Finished 14th in the Kentucky Derby

Sire/Dam: Oxbow/Tapitstry

Happy Jack Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBeyer Speed FiguresFinish
5/7/22Kentucky Derby1 1/4 miles7514th
4/9/22Santa Anita Derby (G1)1 1/8 miles833rd
3/5/22San Felipe (G2)1 1/8 miles823rd
2/6/21Robert B. Lewis (G3)1 1/16 miles615th
1/22/22MSW6 furlongs751st

The Word On Happy Jack

May 13: From TheLines managing editor Stephen Andress – Happy Jack trailed the entire field at the half mile mark of the Derby, which should have set him up for a strong finish considering the suicidal fractions up front and the eventual pace meltdown. Somehow, he only passed six horses to finish 14th? Completely pathetic display honestly. Why he’s being entered in the Preakness I’m not sure.

May 1: “He’s just a positive, super successful jock,” trainer Doug O’Neill said about the rider he gave a leg up with great success for many years in Southern California. “It has amazed me he hasn’t already won a Kentucky Derby. I would love to be part of that much-deserved victory for him “Rafy [Rafael Bejarano] got to know (Happy Jack) a little bit. ‘Jack’ has a lot of ability and maybe the light bulb hasn’t gone completely on, so I’m hoping it does next Saturday.”

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Preakness Odds 2022

Any bets made on the TVG app will see odds shift based on how much is wagered on each horse until the starting gates open.

PostHorseTrainerJockeyML odds
1SimplificationAntonio SanoJohn Velazquez6/1
2Creative MinsterKenny McPeekBrian Hernandez10/1
3FenwickKevin McKathanFlorent Geroux50/1
4Secret OathChad BrownJose Ortiz9/2
5Early VotingD. Wayne LukasLuis Saez7/2
6Happy JackDoug O'NeillTyler Gaffalione30/1
7ArmagnacTim YakteenIrad Ortiz12/1
8EpicenterSteve AsmussenJoel Rosario6/5
9SkippylongstockingSaffie Joseph Jr. Junior Alvarado20/1

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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