Kentucky Derby winner Mage will start from the third position in the 2023 Preakness Stakes.
Mage will be the headline attraction of the 148th edition of the Preakness Stakes, taking place on Saturday from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
A total of eight horses will contend for the second leg of the Triple Crown on the dirt track at 5:45 p.m. It is one of the biggest days for Maryland horse racing bettors.
Preakness Stakes 2023 post position draw
Here are the full results of Monday night’s post position draw for the Preakness Stakes, including the morning line odds.
|Post Position||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Preakness Odds|
|1||National Treasure||Bob Baffert||John Velazquez||3-1|
|2||Chase the Chaos||Ed Moger Jr.||Sheldon Russell||30-1|
|3||Mage||Gustavo Delgado||Javier Castellano||4-5|
|4||CoffeeWithChris||John E. Salzman Jr.||Jamie Rodriguez||20-1|
|5||Red Route One||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario||8-1|
|6||Perform||Claude McGuaghey||Feargal Lynch||12-1|
|7||Blazing Sevens||Chad Brown||Irad Ortiz Jr.||5-1|
|Scratched||First Mission||Brad Cox||Luis Saez||SCR|
Preakness favorite Mage gets third position
Mage has drawn the third position, which has produced 12 Preakness winners in its history. The last horse to do it was California Chrome in 2013.
Starting position hasn’t been a major issue in this race, as positions 1-7 have all won at least 12 times.
First Mission sits in the No. 8 position and has the second-shortest odds to win as of now. National Treasure drew No. 1, while Blazing Sevens is also considered a top contender and will start at No. 7.
Neither of those three contenders competed alongside Mage in the Kentucky Derby.
FanDuel Racing no sweat bet for the Preakness
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Again, this deal is not limited to just new customers, as existing customers can take advantage, as well.