Horse Racing Derby Winner Justify To Start From Seventh Post In Preakness


– Kentucky Derby winner Justify drew the seventh post on Wednesday for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes in Baltimore where he will seek the second jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

Ridden by Mike Smith, Justify won the Derby as the favorite earlier this month and now all eyes will be on whether the Bob Baffert-trained chestnut colt can create some intrigue going into the June 9 Belmont Stakes, the final stop for the Crown.

Undefeated through four starts, Justify was rated an odds-on 1-2 morning line favorite after the draw for the eight-horse field in the 1 3/16-mile race at Pimlico.

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