Apuestas de Preakness 2022: What to know about second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown

Rich Strike’s handlers announced last week that the Kentucky Derby winner will not go forth with the Preakness Stakes, optando por darle un descanso al potro antes del Belmont Stakes de junio.

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Epicenter, the runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, gallops during a morning workout ahead of the Preakness Stakes Horse Race at Pimlico Race Course, jueves, Mayo 19, 2022, in Baltimore.

Epicenter, the runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, gallops during a morning workout ahead of the Preakness Stakes Horse Race at Pimlico Race Course, jueves, Mayo 19, 2022, in Baltimore. (Foto AP / Julio Cortez)

Rick Dawson, the owner of RED TR-Racing who owns the colt, emitió un comunicado, saying their plans were always contingent on what was going to happen with them at the Kentucky Derby. While the win made things more tempting to race for the Triple Crown, the team decided against it.

Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the KY Derby, should we not run in the Derby we would point toward the Preakness, should we run in the Derby, subject to the race outcome & the condition of our horse, we would give him more recovery time & rest and run in the Belmont, or another race and stay on course to run with 5 o 6 weeks rest between races,” Dawson’s statement read.

“Obviamente, with our tremendous effort & win in the Derby it’s very, very tempting to alter course & run in the Preakness at Pimlico, which would be a great honor for all our group, sin embargo, after much discussion & consideration with my trainer, Eric Reed & algunos otros, we are going to stay with our plan of what’s best for Ritchie is what’s best for our group, and pass on running in the Preakness, and point toward the Belmont in approximately 5 weeks.

RICH STRIKE’S JOCKEY SONNY LEON RECEIVES SUSPENSION FOR CARELESS RIDING

Rich Strike leads Epicenter and Zandon in the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Mayo 7, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rich Strike leads Epicenter and Zandon in the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Mayo 7, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The absence of Rich Strike, who was an 80-1 longshot to win the Kentucky Derby, means that Epicenter is back in the fold as the favorite to win the race.

Epicenter comes into the Preakness with 6-5 odds to win. The Steve Asmussen-trained horse finished second in the Derby, and drew the No. 8 post for the Preakenss.

Fenwick, a 50-1 Disparo per Horse Racing Nation, is hoping to ride the same wave as Rich Strike.

I think there’s three or four horses to outrun in here, personalmente, and I’m way behind them,” Fenwick’s trainer Kevin McKathan said earlier in the week. “Steve’s horse (Epicenter) is obviously the bullet going in. Tami Bobo’s horse, Simplification, runs hard every time and then Wayne’s filly, she’s special, so you have to outrun her. And the rest of them, they’re there and we’ve got to put up with them.

There were only nine horses ready to go for the Preakness.

Preakness entrant Fenwick is cleaned up after working out at Pimlico Race Course, miércoles, Mayo 18, 2022, in Baltimore. Fenwick has a 50-1 shot of winning the race.

Preakness entrant Fenwick is cleaned up after working out at Pimlico Race Course, miércoles, Mayo 18, 2022, in Baltimore. Fenwick has a 50-1 shot of winning the race. (Foto AP / Julio Cortez)

Here’s what to know about the event.

Who is racing and what are the odds?

1). Simplification (John Velazquez) 6-1

2). Creative Minister (Brian Hernandez Jr.) 10-1

3). Fenwick (Florent Geroux) 50-1

4). Secret Oath (Luis Saez) 9-2

5). Early Voting (Jose Ortiz) 7-2

6). Happy Jack (Tyler Gaffalione) 30-1

7). Armagnac (Irad Ortiz Jr.) 12-1)

8). Epicenter (Joel Rosario) 6-5

9). Skippylongstocking (Junior Alvarado) 20-1

Como mirar?

Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland

Cuándo: Mayo 21, 2022

Projected post time: 6:45 pm. Y

televisor: NBC/NBCSports.com

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