How to watch the Preakness post position draw



A almost 136-year-old streak of odd luck, set on May 16, 1882, was broken May 5 of this year, with the victory of 3-year-old Justify in the Kentucky Derby.

The Preakness will be held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, where Justify won by two and a half lengths in driving rain to become the first horse in 136 years to win the first leg of the Triple Crown after not racing as a 2-year-old.

Typically, the best post positions tend to be in the middle.

WBAL NewsRadio 1090's Preakness coverage comes from Pimlico Race Course starting at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Good Magic is back to challenge Justify again, along with Bravazo and Lone Sailor, which finished sixth and eighth in the Kentucky Derby, respectively.

Unbeaten in four career races, Justify was accompanied by Preakness contenders Lone Sailor and Quip on the flight from Louisville to Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Good Magic was second in the morning line at 3-1, and Quip got the shortest odds of the new shooters at 12-1. The horse was "closing well" at both the Kentucky Derby and Louisiana Derby, Goldberg said, and could hit the board at the Preakness.

Post positions for the eight-horse race will be drawn at about 5 p.m.

Before his Kentucky Derby victory, Justify looked dominant in three races, including the Santa Anita Derby. Trained by the Triple Crown-winning Bob Baffert, he drew Post 7, same as he had in the Derby, and was installed as the 1-2 morning-line favorite during the draw on Wednesday at Pimlico Race Course.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

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