Early Voting beat favorite Epicenter by a length and a half to win the second jewel in the Triple Crown. Jockey Jose Ortiz went out front early with Armagnac and stayed strong down the final stretch of the 2022 Preakness Stakes to hold off a fast closing Epicenter ridden by Joel Rosario. Jose Ortiz had previously won in the Belmont Stakes now he can add the Preakness to his growing resume.
The 2022 Preakness winner had only run in 3 races prior to today’s event. Trainer Chad Brown had Early Voting sit out of the Kentucky Derby to get stronger before this race. He had recently finished 2nd to Mo Donegal in the Wood Memorial.
Today was owner Seth Klarman’s birthday and he got a wonderful present. His second Preakness win comes 5 years after his first when Cloud Computing won the race in 2017.
2022 Preakness Stakes Race Replay
Did you miss the race? Watch the video replay here…
After the race there was some discussion about the move Early Voting made near the end of the race to get back in front of Epicenter. In our opinion he looked clear and there should be no controversy.
Order of Finish for the 2022 Preakness Stakes
2022 Preakness Stakes Purse and Prize Money
The purse for this years Preakness will be $1.65 million. The original $1.5 million was increased by the $150,000 additional entry fee that was paid for Creative Minister. The winner gets 60% of the purse.
The purse distribution will be…
First Place: $990,000
Second Place: $330,000
Third Place: $181,500
Fourth Place: $99,000
Fifth Place: $49,500
147th Preakness Betting Payouts
Hopefully you hold a winning ticket for the race. Here are the 2022 Preakness payouts.
Even though there won’t be a shot at the Triple Crown and Preakness winner Early Voting will unlikely race, we still are looking forward to see what happens in 3 weeks on Long Island at the Belmont Stakes. If Epicenter comes in second again will he win the Triple Almost Crown?