Preakness Stakes 2011 Post Positions: Favorite Animal Kingdom Draws No. 11

The second leg of the fabled Triple Crown goes off this Saturday May 21 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Tthe 2011 Preakness field has been set and post positions have officially been decided. Two weeks after winning the Kentucky Derby, Animal Kingdom has drawn the No. 11 post, which places is close to the outside of the 14-horse draw.

Here are the post positions for the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.

No. 1 Astrology
No. 2 Norman Asborjson
No. 3 King Congie
No. 4 Flashpoint
No. 5 Shackleford
No. 6 Sway Away
No. 7 Midnight Interlude
No. 8 Dance City
No. 9 Mucho Macho Man
No. 10 Dialed In
No. 11 Animal Kingdom
No. 12 Isn't He Perfect
No. 13 Concealed Identity
No. 14 Mr. Commons

Animal Kingdom surprised some folks in taking victory against a fairly loaded Kentucky Derby Field. Animal Kingdom was a 21-1 underdog in the race and some considered the colt to be Graham Motion's second-best Derby option behind Toby Corner (scratched because of injury).

Much of the Derby field will be on hand at Pimlico, hoping to derail the early Triple Crown hopes of Animal Kingdom. Third place finisher Mucho Macho Man is in position nine and Dialed In, another favorite, is sitting in the ninth position. This bunches up the top three race favorites, which could make for a wild run at Pimlico.

Post time for the Preakness Stakes is 3:05 p.m. PDT on Saturday, May 21. Over the next few days, we'll have plenty more on race odds, what to know about the course and some race history. More on the race, including odds, previews and news updates, can be found here.

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