Preakness Post Draw 2018: Start Time, Entry Lineup and Live Stream Schedule

Preakness Post Draw 2018: Start Time, Entry Lineup and Live Stream Schedule

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: The Kentucky Derby winner Justify the morning after winning at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)

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With the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes taking place on Saturday, May 19, the post position draw for the race will commence on Wednesday.

While post positions aren’t as vital at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore compared with Churchill Downs, all eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Justify as he bids to win the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Here are the details you need to catch the draw:


Date: Wednesday, May 16

Time: 5 p.m. ET

Live Stream: XBTVPimlico’s official website and the Preakness Stakes’ Facebook page


Here is the expected entry lineup that will be waiting to discover their starting positions:


Good Magic



Sporting Chance


Diamond King

Lone Sailor


The field looks set to be much changed from the lineup that started the Derby and less than half the size, with only four who ran at Churchill Downs likely to run again here. 

Naturally, Justify will be competing after storming to an impressive victory in Louisville. If you need a reminder of his performance, NBC Sports provided a replay on Twitter:

However, with just a two-week turnaround between the Derby and Preakness, many have elected to skip the latter to save themselves for the Belmont Stakes including Todd Pletcher’s quartet of Audible, Magnum Moon, Vino Rosso and Noble Indy, as well as Mendelssohn and Bolt d’Oro.

The resulting field isn’t as strong as the one Justify bested in Kentucky, but those who did not take part in the Derby could be fresher. 

That presents a new challenge for the colt, who did not run as a two-year-old but has been very busy in recent months, as noted by horse racing host Joaquin Jaime:

Trainer Bob Baffert’s record at Preakness bodes well for Justify, though. Each of his previous Derby winners also won in Baltimore, from Silver Charm in 1997 to American Pharoah in 2015, with the latter going on to take the Triple Crown.

Baffert has also overseen two other Preakness wins, and he needs just one more victory in a Triple Crown race to match D. Wayne Lukas’ record of 14.

Fatigue could become an issue, but Baffert excels at ensuring his top horses have plenty in the tank at Pimlico, so Justify looks set to come out on top once again.

Breaking Sports News

via Bleacher Report – Front Page

May 16, 2018 at 10:07AM


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