Early Voting holds off Epicenter to win Preakness Stakes

Epicenter is trained by Steven Asmussen who was born in South Dakota
Aptopix Preakness Stakes Horse Race

Jose Ortiz atop Early Voting wins the 147th running of the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Early Voting held off hard-charging favorite Epicenter to win the Preakness Stakes.

Early Voting stalked behind the leaders for much of the race before moving into the lead around the final turn. The Preakness was run without Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike after his owner prioritized extra rest. Early Voting went off at 5-1.

Trainer Chad Brown won his second Preakness after doing it with the same owners in 2017 with Cloud Computing.

Jockey Jose Ortiz won his first Preakness.

Epicenter finished second for a second consecutive Triple Crown race.

Epicenter is trained by Steven Asmussen who was born in Gettysburg, South Dakota.

But he moved to Laredo, Texas at the age of two.

Asmussen grew up in a racing family. His father, Keith, is a retired jockey and his mother Marilyn is a horse trainer.

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