Preakness 2018 Draw and Odds: Justify Is Overwhelming Favorite

Justify with Mike Smith aboard won the 144th Kentucky Derby on May 5 and will run in the Preakness on May 19

Justify with Mike Smith aboard won the 144th Kentucky Derby on May 5 and will run in the Preakness on May 19

Distorted Humor, who stands at WinStar Farm, got his stud career off to a flying start with first-crop champion Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness before finishing third in the Belmont Stakes in his Triple Crown attempt.

Kentucky Derby victor Justify was expected to arrive in Baltimore from Louisville Wednesday afternoon, and he's getting the same weather reception he had on Derby day a week and a half ago.

Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic drew the fifth post position for his rematch with Justify and was rated the second pick for the Preakness at 3-1.

The race for the Triple Crown is back on this weekend as the fastest horses in the world make their way to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland for the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes. 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.

Four new challengers for Justify are in the Preakness field - Diamond King, Quip, Sporting Chance and Tenfold. The horse was "closing well" at both the Kentucky Derby and Louisiana Derby, Goldberg said, and could hit the board at the Preakness. In doing so, he's also vying to become the fifth straight Derby victor under trainer Baffert to also win the Preakness, and he'll have to do it from post No. 7, a familiar spot.

The Preakness is one-half furlong shorter than the 10-furlong (or 1.25-mile) Kentucky Derby.

Mark Inabinett from AL.com has a good look at all eight horses in the 2018 Preakness Stakes field and offers a chance to watch them all run.

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