Edit: Here are the 2012 Preakness post positions.
The pole positions for the 2012 Preakness Stakes will be set via a draw today at 6 p.m. ET. The draw will be broadcast on HRTV.
The 2012 Preakness field is made up of 11 horses including Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another. I'll Have Another will face some stiff competition as he tries to complete the second leg of the Triple Crown. Bodemeister, who finished second to I'll Have Another in the Kentucky Derby, will also be in the field.
Pole position can be vital to a horse's success and, while it may not be as important in the Preakness as in other races, it is still a factor. Via And Down The Stretch They Come.
Due to the smaller field in the Preakness, and the gate set-up, the rail isn't the "death draw" that it tends to be at Churchill Downs. However, we haven't seen a horse win the Preakness from inside the 4-hole since 1994 when Tabasco Cat won from the rail. Additionally, prior to Tabasco Cat's win in 1994, the Preakness hadn't had a horse win from the rail since Belly Ache in 1960.