2014 Preakness Draw

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Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race. Social Inclusion was the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post on Wednesday. Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1. Bayern is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who will be seeking a sixth Preakness win. Ride On Curlin finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.

Pimlico racing officials used a pill pull, which employs a small numbered ball in a blind draw, to decide post positions for the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown. The Preakness is limited to 14 starters. According to officials, seventeen of the last 20 years have produced double-digit starters.