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Preakness Post Position Draw Results: Astrology On The Post, Shackleford Best Draw

The 2011 Preakness post position draw was held on Wednesday and the results are in. Astrology gets the rail position with Mr. Commons on the outside. Favorites Animal Kingdom and Dialed In are next to each other in prime spots at 10 and 11.

Post position is important in determining the angle going into the first corner but in the Preakness with only 14 horses in the field there's more room to maneuver than at the 19-horse Kentucky Derby. 

Another horse with a good draw is Shackleford at the fifth spot. Shackleford likes to get out fast and hold a lead so a good draw should help his odds. 

Here's the full order of the horse with the most recent odds from before the draw.

  1. Astrology 18/1
  2. Norman Asbjornson 30/1
  3. King Congie 25/1 
  4. Flashpoint 14/1 
  5. Shackleford 8/1 
  6. Sway Away 16/1 
  7. Midnight Interlude 14/1
  8. Dance City 9/1 
  9. Mucho Macho Man 5/1 
  10. Dialed In 5/1 
  11. Animal Kingdom 2/1 
  12. Isn't He Perfect 40/1
  13. Concealed Identity 25/1 
  14. Mr. Commons 20/1 

The 2011 Preakness Stakes gets underway on May 21 at Pimlico racetrack. Stay with our2011 Preakness Stakes StoryStream for odds, contender profiles, post positions and more. To look back at the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby and Preakness fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.