Meet the 2022 Preakness Stakes Contenders

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Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve runner-up Epicenter and Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath are two of the leading contenders for the 2022 Preakness Stakes May 21 at Pimlico. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Rich Strike shocked the world with an 80.80-1 upset in the 2022 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, making little-known trainer Eric Reed and jockey Sonny Leon household names overnight. But the flashy chestnut colt by Keen Ice will wait five weeks to take center stage again as his connections announced they would bypass the Preakness Stakes in favor of the June 11 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park.

Fear not, the Preakness remains an intriguing race with both Derby runner-up Epicenter and Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath slated to compete in the 1 3/16-mile race. Take a closer look at the contenders for this year’s Preakness Stakes with, when available, a nice profile image or two, a workout image from morning exercise, and a nice photo of them in action during a race.

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