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2019 Preakness Entries

The entries with the trophy after the draw was complete.

Preakness Poll
Who will win the 2019 Preakness?

Bourbon War
Laughing Fox
Market King
War of Will
Warriors Charge
Win Win Win

Updated: 05/15/2019

After all the controversy in the Kentucky Derby over the disqualification of Maximum Security and Country House being awarded the win, we will unfortunately not see a rematch in the Preakness as both are skipping the race. Third place Code of Honor is also skipping the race, throwing the 2nd jewel of the Triple Crown wide-open. Because of this, an almost full field made final entry when the box closed on Wednesday morning, with the post positions drawn at Power Plant Live in downtown Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon.

Co-owner Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing looks happy about Improbable's post position.
A field of 13 will go to post on Saturday for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), a 1 3/16 mile trip around two turns of Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. As expected, Improbable is the 5-2 favorite in the morning line. After finishing second in his Rebel (G2) division and in the Arkansas Derby (G1), he finished 5th but moved up to 4th in the Kentucky Derby (G1). New jockey Mike Smith rides for trainer Bob Baffert out of post 4, as Baffert attempts to win a record 8th Preakness.

Trainer Mark Casse gets interviewed after the draw.
In to challenge him include 4-1 second choice War of Will, who, like in the Derby, drew the unlucky rail. Second in the Blue Grass (G2), he finished 10th (moved up to 9th) in the Derby after suffering major interference by Maximum Security. Regular rider Tyler Gaffalione retains the mount for trainer Mark Casse. Anothertwistafate is the 6-1 third choice out of post 12. He comes to Maryland off second place finishes in the Sunland Derby (G3) and the Lexington (G3). Jose Ortiz gets the call for trainer Blaine Wright. Maryland-bred and trained Alwaysmining is the other horse at single digit odds, 8-1 from post 7 with regular rider Daniel Centeno riding for trainer Kelly Rubley. He has won his last 6 races, sweeping the Laurel Park preps for the Preakness including the Federico Tesio by 11 lengths. Rubley looks to be the first female trainer to win the Preakness, after Nancy Alberts came close with runner-up and Maryland-bred Magic Weisner in 2002.

Acacia Courtney and Claudia Spadaro hosted the draw.
For those planning to attend the race at Pimlico, realize that the rules have been changed this year and no outside food or beverage is allowed. You can bring one empty clear plastic water bottle to fill inside, but nothing else. Check the list of prohibited items before you come and be prepared to be searched and/or wanded. Also note that the northern grandstand is permanently closed as it can no longer bear the weight of the 6,670 fans that normally occupy it on Preakness day. The deadline to exchange tickets in that section was May 1.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo.

Triple Crown quick links:

1War of WillMark Casse1.72Tyler Gaffalione4-1
2Bourbon WarMark Hennig3.00Irad Ortiz Jr.12-1
3Warrior's ChargeBrad Cox3.00Javier Castellano12-1
4ImprobableBob Baffert4.23Mike Smith5-2
5OwendaleBrad Cox3.00Florent Geroux10-1
6Market KingD. Wayne Lukas1.59Jon Court30-1
7AlwaysminingKelly Rubley3.44Daniel Centeno8-1
8SignalmanKen McPeek3.80Brian Hernandez Jr.30-1
9BodexpressGustavo Delgado8.33John Velazquez20-1
10EverfastDale Romans3.67Joel Rosario50-1
11Laughing FoxSteve Asmussen2.50Ricardo Santana Jr.20-1
12AnothertwistafateBlaine Wright2.20Jose Ortiz6-1
13Win Win WinMichael Trombetta4.50Julian Pimentel15-1

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