Preakness Stakes

Orb Draws Rail As 1-1 Favorite In Preakness Stakes

May 15, 2013

BALTIMORE  -- The Preakness draw was over, and trainer Shug McGaughey listed a variety of reasons why he was OK with having Kentucky Derby winner Orb starting Saturday's race from the rail.  Then someone asked him, "If you had your choice, where would you want to be?"  Without hesitation, McGaughey responded, "The outside."

Despite getting the inside post in Wednesday's draw, Orb was made an even-money favorite to win the Preakness and keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.