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Preakness Stakes 2022: Everything you need to know

Jason Burgos
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The Preakness Stakes is one of the most prestigious yearly events in all of horse racing. It is not only just a showcase of the most talented three-year-olds in the world, but the annual contest also serves as the second leg in the legendary Triple Crown trilogy of races. In 2022, the 147th edition of the Maryland tradition offered up an entertaining race that saw Early Voting take home victory.

When are the Preakness Stakes?

The 2022 Preakness Stakes took place on Saturday, May 21. As always, the event will occur in the same location it has since the first edition in 1873, the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The event is the second oldest among the three Triple Crown races. The Belmont Stakes began in 1860, followed by the Preakness, and then the Kentucky Derby in 1875.

Related: 2022 Preakness Stakes horses, betting odds, and predictions

What time is the Preakness Stakes?

Coverage for the grand race began at 2 PM ET and lasted all the way until 7:30 PM ET. The Preakness Stakes is the second to last duel of an all-day event that features 14 different races. The actual Preakness race usually commences at around 6:50 PM ET.

What channel can I watch the Preakness Stakes 2022 on?

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This year’s race was available across a wide variety of NBC-related platforms. The first round of coverage began at 2-4 PM EST on CNBC. Then the broadcast switched to NBC from 4 PM ET to its conclusion. However, there was also race coverage and analysis throughout the day of the event on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and Peacock.

How long is the Preakness Stakes race?

Pimlico Race Course is a mile around or 9.5 furlongs in horse racing jargon. Like the Triple Crown race that comes two weeks before — the Kentucky Derby — the Preakness Stakes is just under two minutes in duration. That’s unsurprising when you consider the race features the best horses and jockeys in the sport and is slightly shorter in length than the Kentucky Derby.

The Belmont Stakes is by far the longest race in the Triple Crown since the Belmont Park racetrack is a mile and a half in circumference.

In 1973, the legendary Triple Crown-winning horse Secretariat posted the fastest time in Preakness history. Winning that year’s race in one minute and 53 seconds.

How can you bet on the winner of the Preakness?

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There are various options to place your bets on the horses running in this year’s race. Especially since sports gambling in-person and online is legal in 30 states in the US. One possible source, if you so choose, is the site for the Kentucky Derby. Along with offering information and betting for that race in early May, you can put down wagers for the Preakness there as well. You can make those bets here.

Odds for 2022 Preakness Stakes

Epicenter and Early Voting were the favorites among the 2022 Preakness stakes horses. However, 2022 Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike did not compete in this year’s Preakness. Let’s take a look at the final odds before the race.

2022 Preakness betting odds

  • Epicenter 6-5
  • Early Voting 7-2
  • Secret Oath 9-2
  • Simplification 6-1
  • Creative Minister 10-1
  • Armagnac 12-1
  • Skippylongstocking 20-1
  • Happy Jack 30-1
  • Fenwick 50-1

Via SportsLine.com

Preakness post positions

The fourth and fifth betting favorite horses, Simplification and Creative Minister started in the first two Stakes post positions. The race winner was in the fifth spot, right in the middle of the pack.

Who won the 2022 Preakness Stakes

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On May 21, 2022, Early Voting took home the title at the 147th edition of the prestigious Preakness Stakes. Heading into the day, the colt was one of the favorites to get the victory. Only behind Epicenter, the second-place finisher at the 2022 Kentucky Derby.

After a patient start, Jose L. Ortiz led the three-year-old to the front of the pack and took control for the final half of the race. Beating out Epicenter by a length and a half