2017 Preakness contenders

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TwinSpires Staff

May 12th, 2017

The field is now drawn for Saturday's Preakness S. (G1), the Triple Crown’s Middle Jewel. Here is the cast, in post order with morning line odds, and links to their news pages on

And also, check out the free Brisnet PPs for the Preakness.



Illinois Derby (G3) winner boasts field-best 104 BRIS Speed rating for his Hawthorne score.

Owner: Gary Barber, Adam Wachtel & George Kerr, Trainer: Brendan Walsh, Jockey: Joel Rosario

Multiplier news



Wood Memorial (G2) and Gotham (G3) placegetter had enough points for the Derby, but connections opted to point the inexperienced colt to the Preakness.

Owner: Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence, Trainer: Chad Brown, Jockey: Javier Castellano

Cloud Computing news


#3 HENCE, 20-1

Sunland Derby winner generated some buzz Derby Week but never got involved in a tough-trip 11th.

Owner: Calumet Farm, Trainer: Steve Asmussen, Jockey: Florent Geroux

Hence news



Kentucky Derby (G1) hero will try to extend his winning streak to five and keep Triple Crown hopes alive.

Owner: MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa Viola, St Elias, Siena Farm & West Point

Trainer: Todd Pletcher, Jockey: John Velazquez

Always Dreaming news



Champion who rebounded in the Arkansas Derby (G1) exits a troubled fourth in the Kentucky Derby.

Owner: John C. Oxley, Trainer: Mark Casse, Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Classic Empire news


#6 GUNNEVERA, 15-1

Fountain of Youth (G2) romper has been well adrift of Always Dreaming when third in the Florida Derby (G1) and seventh in the Kentucky Derby.

Owner: Peacock Racing Stables, Trainer: Antonio Sano, Jockey: Mike Smith

Gunnevera news


#7 TERM OF ART, 30-1

Winner of last fall’s off-the-turf Cecil B. DeMille (G3) has been soundly beaten in four Derby points races at Santa Anita this year.

Owner: Calumet Farm, Trainer: Doug O’Neill, Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Term of Art news



Only sixth in Louisiana Derby (G2) but jumped up last out to take the Lexington (G3).

Owner: Fern Circle Stables, Trainer: Ken McPeek, Jockey: Channing Hill

Senior Investment news


#9 LOOKIN AT LEE, 10-1

Kentucky Derby runner-up was previously a hard-charging, zig-zagging third in the Arkansas Derby.

Owner: L & N Racing, Trainer: Steve Asmussen, Jockey: Corey Lanerie

Lookin at Lee news



Arkansas Derby and Sunland Derby (G3) runner-up also could have made the Derby field, but connections preferred to await the Preakness.

Owner: Judge Lanier Racing, Trainer: Miguel Hernandez, Jockey: Jorge Carreno

Conquest Mo Money news


For more, see the free Preakness PPs, courtesy of Brisnet.


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