Preakness Stakes Post Positions
The post positions for Saturday's Preakness Stakes were released on Wednesday. Read on to see which post position Triple Crown contender Nyquist drew.
Who drew the rail and which post position did Nyquist draw?
Cherry Wine drew the rail during Wednesday's post position announcement and Nyquist, who is favored to win Saturday's race, drew the No. 3 post. Uncle Lino drew the No. 2 post, Awesome Speed drew No. 4, and Exaggerator drew No. 5.
Which contenders will come from the outside positions?
Stradivari drew the farthest outside post position at No. 11, while Fellowship drew No. 10 and Abiding Star drew the No. 9 post. Lani (No. 6), Collected (No. 7) and Laoban (No. 8) drew the remaining post positions on Wednesday.
What are Nyquist's current odds to win the Preakness?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Nyquist is currently 3/5 to win Saturday's race from Pimlico. Exaggerator has the next best odds at 3/1 while Stradivari is 6/1 and Collected is 10/1. Cherry Wine and Uncle Lino are 20/1, respectively, while Fellowship is 30/1 and both Awesome Speed and Lani are 32/1, respectively. The two contenders with the longest odds are Abiding Star and Laoban, who are 35/1, respectively.
What post positions have had the most recent success in the Preakness?
It's been a mixed bag for bettors. 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah won last year after drawing the rail and 2014 Preakness winner California Chrome was in the No. 3 post. Oxbow won in 2013 from the No. 6 position while 2012 winner I'll Have Another drew the No. 9 post position. In fact, a different post position has won every year since 1992. The No. 4 post position was the last post to repeat as Preakness champion, winning in 1991 (Hansel) and 1992 (Pine Bluff). Sorry, Cherry Wine.