2022 Preakness Stakes Contenders

Notes and Information about the Preakness Stakes Contenders

There are typically 10 to 14 horses that enter the gates for the second leg of the Triple Crown, which is about half the number found in the Kentucky Derby. With plenty of new comers running in the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, after skipping the Run for the Roses, we will see who can match the talent of the returning Kentucky Derby veterans. The race may fall to pace and running style.

The 2022 Preakness Stakes is set to run on Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, MD. NBC will be offering full blown coverage of the event beginning at 2:00pm ET on NBCSN, with TwinSpires also broadcasting the event on desktop and mobile devices. Below is a rundown of the field of probable contenders.

Free Brisnet Past Performances

Post Position Horse Jockey ML Odds
1 Simplification John Velazquez 6/1
2 Creative Minister Brian Hernandez Jr. 10/1
3 Fenwick Florent Geroux 50/1
4 Secret Oath Luis Saez 9/2
5 Early Voting Jose Ortiz 7/2
6 Happy Jack Tyler Gaffalione 30/1
7 Armagnac Irad Ortiz Jr. 12/1
8 Epicenter Joel Rosario 6/5
9 Skippylongstocking Junior Alvarado 20/1

Epicenter (Derby Veteran)

The 4.10-1 Derby favorite appeared to be on his way to victory until collared by Rich Strike late.

Simplification (Derby Veteran)

Derby fourth, who offered a solid rally, is confirmed for the Preakness.

Happy Jack (Derby Veteran)

Derby 14th was a fringe player in the Southern California preps.

Secret Oath (Kentucky Oaks Winner)

Kentucky Oaks star was a better-than-appears third in the Arkansas Derby (G1) in her prior try versus males.

Early Voting (Triple Crown Trail Contender)

Withers romper, just caught late in the Wood Memorial (G2), has had the middle jewel as his goal.

Skippylongstocking (Triple Crown Trail Contender)

Wood Memorial third is on the upswing

Creative Minister (New Shooter)

Sharp allowance scorer on Kentucky Derby undercard was supplemented for $150,000.

Armagnac (Triple Crown Trail Contender)

Santa Anita Derby (G1) fourth rebounded with an allowance romp.

Fenwick (New Shooter)

Tampa Bay Downs maiden winner checked in last of 11 behind Zandon in the Blue Grass (G1).

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