The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore is almost upon us and the post positions have been established. For those of you looking forward to Saturday's race, the field is much less crowded than the Kentucky Derby was just weeks ago, so the boxing in and overly crowded front stretch should be minimized -- the sort of early conditions that took out Union Rags at Churchill Downs.
I'll Have Another and Bodemeister are starting from No. 9 and 7 respective, and as the top two finishers at the Derby, they'll be the ones to watch.
Here's the complete post positions for the 2012 Preakness Stakes:
1. Tiger Walk
2. Teeth Of The Dog
5. Went The Day Well
6. Creative Cause
8. Daddy Nose Best
9. I'll Have Another
For more on the upcoming 137th Preakness stakes, be sure to check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.