No Crowds Here: Preakness Field Expected to Be Light
In contrast to this year’s Kentucky Derby, which initially drew 20 entries and an also-eligible, officials at the Maryland Jockey Club expect the Preakness field to come in below the 14-horse limit.
Eight horses are currently committed to running in the race, with the confirmation of Mylute on Saturday. The Maryland Jockey Club’s Coley Blind said he expects the field to settle at 12, which would be fine with him.
“Twelve great competitors would be better than 14 so-so competitors,” he told the Baltimore Sun. He said he believes that part of the reduced number is due to the deep quality of the field, and particularly the perceived talent of Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
The Preakness post position draw will be held on Wednesday.
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