Derby Winner Mage Draws No. 3 Gate In 2023 Preakness Post Position Draw

Written By Drew Ellis on May 15, 2023 - Last Updated on May 16, 2023
Preakness Stakes post position draw

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 PositionHorseTrainerJockeyPreakness Odds
1National TreasureBob BaffertJohn Velazquez3-1
2Chase the ChaosEd Moger Jr.Sheldon Russell30-1
3MageGustavo DelgadoJavier Castellano4-5
4CoffeeWithChrisJohn E. Salzman Jr.Jamie Rodriguez20-1
5Red Route OneSteve AsmussenJoel Rosario8-1
6PerformClaude McGuagheyFeargal Lynch12-1
7Blazing SevensChad BrownIrad Ortiz Jr.5-1
ScratchedFirst MissionBrad CoxLuis SaezSCR

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.

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Again, this deal is not limited to just new customers, as existing customers can take advantage, as well.

Photo by Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press
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