But racing fans weren't betting on Kentucky Derby upset winner Rich Strike to be in the lineup as he rested up for his return at Belmont in June, the last jewel in the Triple Crown.
But other Kentucky Derby favorites were there, including Preakness favorites Epicenter and Simplification, as well as the only filly to run in Baltimore this year -- Secret Oath -- who was the favorite underdog among some odds makers.
It was an emotional victory jockey Jose Ortiz as he won his first ever Preakness race aboard Early Voting who went into the race at 5-1 odds. Coming in second was Preakness favorite Epicenter with Creative Minister in third.
2022 Preakness payouts
Early Voting Win:
$13.40, Place: $4.60, Show $3.60 Epicenter Place
$2.80, Show $2.40 Creative Minister: Show
$2 Exacta: $12.90
$2 Tri: $33.25
$1 Super: $16.29
Preakness Stakes fun facts
• The Preakness is named after the horse who won the first stakes ever run in Pimlico when its doors first opened on May 27, 1873.
• The Preakness Stakes is sometimes dubbed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Viking daisies, decorated to look like Black-eyed Susans, is traditionally placed around the winner's neck. Actual Black-eyed Susans -- the state flower of Maryland -- are not in season during the Preakness.
• The Friday before the Preakness is Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico, where a party atmosphere prevails, including the running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and appearances by notable female jockeys.
• While pre-race celebrations in Baltimore last for days, the actual Preakness Stakes race lasts an average 2 1/2 minutes.
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