Since the field far less crowded than the Kentucky Derby, post position is far less crucial - horses can't be forced all the way to the outside or lost in a pack of 20 horses if they get out to a slow start.
Trainer Bob Baffert's undefeated colt will leave from the same No. 7 post that he did at the Derby.
After Apollo's win, no other horse who hadn't been raced by age 2 won the Derby.
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"I think this horse has a great chance; I wish I had him", trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has two horses running on Saturday, said of Justify.
"Don't you dare let that horse run". Distorted Humor was later represented by 2010 Belmont victor Drosselmeyer, who went on to add the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic. "It's his Triple Crown to lose". He's missed the board only once, last fall in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.
The Preakness is one-half furlong shorter than the 10-furlong (or 1.25-mile) Kentucky Derby. The event has meaning, but much less so than the Kentucky Derby and its 20-horse field. Baffert is 4 for 4 in the Preakness with his Derby winners, plus all Preakness favorites are 72 for 142 in the second leg of the Triple Crown.