Preakness Post Draw 2014: Start Time, Entry Lineup and TV Schedule

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 18:  Orb #1, ridden by Joel Rosario, leads Glodencents #2, ridden by Kevin Krigger, and Departing #4, ridden by Brain Hernandez Jr., down the frontstretch at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The 2014 Preakness Stakes is already regarded as one of the most important horse races of the year, but the focus for many bettors has shifted to the post draw and where the top horses will start the event.

With a legitimate Triple Crown contender like California Chrome arriving at Pimlico Race Course, the frenzy over the second leg is through the roof. Horse racing fans are legitimately excited about the possibility that history could be made on Saturday.

Here is all the vital information for the Preakness Stakes post draw.


Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland

When: Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. ET

Watch: Horse Racing TV

Live Stream: HRTV Live (subscription required)


Lineup, Pedigree, Status and Predictions
HorsePedigree (Sire) Status Predicted Finish
California Chrome Lucky Pulpit Probable First
Bayern Offlee Wild Probable Second
Ring Weekend Tapit Probable Seventh
Ride On Curlin Curlin Probable Third
General A Rod Roman Ruler Probable Sixth
Social Inclusion Pioneerof The Nile Probable Fourth
Ria Antonia Rockport Harbor Probable Tenth
Kid Cruz Lemon Drop Kid Probable Eighth
Dynamic Impact Tiznow Probable Fifth
Pablo Del Monte Giant's Causeway Probable Ninth


Horse to Watch on Saturday: Bayern

While all of the talk leading into the Preakness Stakes has surrounded Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome, there is another horse with the speed and endurance to make a run at Pimlico Race Course.

Regardless of which post he draws, horse racing fans must watch for Bayern in Saturday’s big race.

Bayern did not start in the Kentucky Derby, but the horse ran to a second-place finish in the Grade 3 Derby Trial held at Churchill Downs on April 26. With that race running a speedy 1:36.73, many expect Bayern to step up even more at the Preakness.

Marty McGee of Daily Racing Form talked about Bayern’s impressive numbers:

There is no doubting that Bayern is a naturally gifted horse, but he is also trained by one of the best the sport has ever seen in Bob Baffert. As a five-time Preakness Stakes winner, the legendary trainer knows exactly what it takes to win at Pimlico.

Add in Baffert’s three Kentucky Derby victories and a win at the Belmont Stakes, and Bayern has the talent and the support system to steal the victory and stifle California Chrome’s Triple Crown dreams.

Jay Privman of Daily Racing Form spoke with Baffert about his horse and jockey Rosie Napravnik:

Napravnik has become one of the biggest stars in horse racing as she continues to show why she deserves to be regarded as one of the best jockeys in the sport. There is a budding relationship between the horse and jockey, and a second-place finish at the Derby Trial was a great start.

With plenty of natural speed and strength, one of the greatest trainers of all time and a star jockey, Bayern will be the horse to watch on Saturday.

Predicted Finish: Second


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