Field for 2018 Preakness with post positions and odds
The Baltimore Sun|
May 19, 2018 at 4:15 PM
Justify on Wednesday was made a 1-2 favorite in an eight-horse field for the 143rd Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico. The Kentucky Derby winner drew the No. 7 post.
The last eight-horse field was 2015 and Bob Baffert-trained American Pharoah won the second leg of the Triple Crowd en route to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
Justify arrived Wednesday afternoon from Louisville along with Quip while Diamond King arrived by van from Parx near Philadelphia.Three horses arrived at Pimlico Monday and took to the track Tuesday morning — Good Magic, Bravazo and Sporting Chance.
Justify is also trained by Baffert, who has brought four Derby winners to the Preakness and won with each.
Click through the above photo gallery to see the horses in the field.