Pimlico Race Track drew post positions Monday evening for the 2023 Preakness Stakes. The track also released morning line odds alongside the post draw, tabbing Kentucky Derby winner Mage as an 8-5 favorite. He looks to capture the second leg of the elusive Triple Crown out of Gate 3. Let’s take a look at the full post draw and morning line odds for the Preakness.
The Preakness Stakes runs Saturday, May 20, at approximately 6:47 p.m. ET, from Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland. Watch the race on NBC, Peacock and on the NBC Sports app.
Preakness Stakes Post Draw, Morning Line Odds
|#1||National Treasure||John Velazquez||3-1|
|#2||Chase the Chaos||Sheldon Russell||30-1|
|#5||Red Route One||Joel Rosario||8-1|
|#7||Blazing Sevens||Irad Ortiz Jr.||5-1|
|SCR||First Mission||Luis Saez||SCR|
As mentioned, Mage is tabbed the favorite to win the second leg of the Triple Crown, opening at 8-5 odds. Only 36 Kentucky Derby winners have also won the Preakness Stakes, last accomplished by 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. Further, only 13 horses in history have captured the Triple Crown, although two of them have come since 2015 (Justify, American Pharaoh). Mage is the lone Derby participant in the Preakness.
First Mission, ridden by Luis Saez, comes in just behind Mage at 5-2 while Bob Baffert’s National Treasure lined at 4-1. Baffert completed his two-year suspension from Churchill Downs this past year. Blazing Sevens (6-1) – ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. – is the final horse clocked at under 10-1. Coincidentally, Blazing Sevens runs from Gate 7 on Saturday.
Chase the Chaos lined as the longest shot at 50-1 upon opening.
This year’s Preakness features eight horses. Last year, it featured nine, both of which starkly contrast from the standard 20-horse field in the Kentucky Derby.
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