Early voting wins the 2022 Preakness Stakes. The Saturday race at the Pimlico Race Course was held in the sweltering heat of 90 degrees, just below the 1934 record high of 96 degrees.
Kentucky Derby 2nd place Epicenter took 2nd place, while Creative Minister came in 3rd with 10-1 odds.
During race time, Epicenter was the most preferred with 7-5 odds, followed by Early Voting with 5-1 and Secret Oath with 9-2 odds. The long shot on the field was Armagnac at 18-1. The long shot at the start of the day was last place, Fenwick.
Prekness is the middle race of the Triple Crown, but there was no chance of winning the Triple Crown this year as owner Richard Dawson and trainer Eric Reed decided not to participate.to the race on saturday.
The final match of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will take place on June 11th.