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Date: 05/15/2002

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Today the entries were taken and post positions drawn for the 127th Preakness Stakes. Although as many as 20 horses had been considering the Preakness as their next start, only 13 were entered. Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem was drawn to select his post position first and trainer Bob Baffert took number 8. D. Wayne Lukas chose second for his rabbit entrant Table Limit and took number 9 right beside War Emblem.

Surprisingly the morning line favorite isn't War Emblem but Medaglia d'Oro who finished fourth in the Derby. They were given odds of 3-1 and 5-2 respectively. Third choice in the morning line is Harlan's Holiday who gave a disappointing performance as the lukewarm favorite in the Derby.

Below are the entries for the Preakness. All horses carry 126 pounds.

Preakness Poll
Who will win the Preakness?


War Emblem: 19.93%

Medaglia d'Oro: 16.01%

Booklet: 14.95%

Harlan's Holiday: 12.46%

Proud Citizen: 12.46%

Crimson Hero: 6.05%

USS Tinosa: 5.69%

Straight Gin: 3.20%

Menacing Dennis: 2.49%

Table Limit: 2.49%

Easyfromthegitgo: 1.78%

Magic Weisner: 1.42%

Equality: 1.07%

Total Votes: 281

Post HorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1 U S S TinosaJerry HollendorferKent Desormeaux15-1
2 Magic WeisnerNancy Alberts? 40-1
3 Straight GinNick ZitoRobby Albarado30-1
4 Crimson HeroNick ZitoChris McCarron20-1
5 Medaglia d'OroBobby FrankelJerry Bailey5-2
6 Harlan's HolidayKen McPeekEdgar Prado9-2
7 EasyfromthegitgoSteve AsmussenDonnie Meche15-1
8 War EmblemBob BaffertVictor Espinoza 3-1
9 Table LimitD. Wayne LukasGary Stevens30-1
10 BookletJohn Ward Jr.Pat Day 10-1
11 Menacing DennisJeff BondeMario Pino 50-1
12 Proud CitizenD. Wayne LukasMike Smith6-1
13 EqualityGraham MotionRamon Dominguez20-1

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