Horse Country Connections: 2022 Preakness Stakes

Horse Country Connections: 2022 Preakness Stakes

The middle jewel of the Triple Crown is set to be contested in Baltimore, Maryland this weekend. The Preakness Stakes, set two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, is run at Pimlico Racecourse over a distance of 1 3/16ths miles. 

Nine horses will head to post this Saturday, May 21 for their chance at the blanket of black-eyed susans and the history books. Though Rich Strike, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby will not be running, there is a strong field set for the Preakness Stakes. Among the nine contenders is Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath, the only filly to race in this year’s edition. Fillies have won the middle jewel six times, including 2020 victor Swiss Skydiver and 2009 victor Rachel Alexandra. Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter looks to hit the wire first just two weeks after his 3/4 length loss in the Run for the Roses, and is joined by fourth-place Derby finisher Simplification.

The field for the G1 Preakness Stakes has connections to several of our Horse Country members, and we will be rooting them on this weekend! Post time for the Preakness Stakes is approximately 6:45 p.m. ET, and the race and all pre-race coverage will be streamed live on NBC, and the Peacock app. 

Airdrie Stud 

  • Creative Minister (post position #2) is by Airdrie Stud stallion Creative Cause. 

Gainesway Farm 

  • Fenwick (post position #3) was consigned/sold by Gainesway Farm as a yearling.


  • Armagnac (post position #7), Simplification (post position #1) and Skippylongstocking (post position #9) were all sold at Keeneland as yearlings. 

Lane’s End Farm

  • Armagnac (post position #7) is by Lane’s End Farm stallion Quality Road. 

Taylor Made Farm 

  • Simplification (post position #1) is by Taylor Made Farm stallion Not This Time, and was consigned by Taylor Made Sales as a yearling. 
  • Epicenter (post position #8) is by Taylor Made Farm stallion Not This Time. 

Three Chimneys Farm 

  • Early Voting (post position #5) is by Three Chimneys Farm stallion Gun Runner, and was bred by Three Chimneys Farm. 

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