Preakness Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another Takes Second Leg Of Triple Crown

Just like last weekends Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another runs down Bodemeister in the final stretch, winning by a neck.

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2012 Preakness Video: Replay Of I'll Have Another's Exciting Win

The sports world was captivated Saturday afternoon with I'll Have Another's exciting come-from-behind win at the 2012 Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico.

The only way to describe the race to someone who missed it would be through the video of it, as the race was truly a display of the excitement of horse racing at its finest.

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I'll Have Another's victory puts him in the same company as the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed. Both horses won the Kentucky Derby by 1 1/2 lengths and then won the Preakness by a neck. Could history be repeating itself?

Three weeks from now on June 9, I'll Have Another will look to become the first horse in 34 years to win horse racing's Triple Crown.

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2012 Preakness Stakes Sets Attendance Mark

I'll Have Another continued his quest for horse racing's Triple Crown with a thrilling victory at Pimlico on Saturday, in what officials said was a record crowd. Via the Baltimore Sun:

Horse racing officials said the record crowd demonstrated the success of changes made in recent years to stem flagging interest in the sport: instituting an all-you-can-drink deal, stepping up entertainment options and using slot machine gambling revenue to improve race tracks. The record crowd of 121,300 came in the fourth year of a new twist on Preakness, an end to a bring-your-own-beer infield policy that garnered a less than flattering reputation.

The 121,300 in the crowd bested the previous record, from 2007, by 100 fans. The handle was $80,463,005, which is the sixth-largest betting pool in Preakness Stakes history.

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Triple Crown 2012: With Win At Belmont Stakes, I'll Have Another Would Become 12th Triple Crown Winner

I'll Have Another and 25-year-old jockey Mario Gutierrez are one win away from capturing the first Triple Crown in 34 years after once again chasing down Bodemeister and winning the 2012 Preakness Stakes.

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Preakness Stakes 2012 Payouts: Favorites Finish Toward The Top

I'll Have Another wasn't the favorite to win Saturday's Preakness, but he was pretty close. The horse was facing 3-1 odds prior to the race, while Bodemeister was looking at 2-1, contributing to a bit smaller payouts following the second leg of the Triple Crown at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. A lot of the larger payouts, though, came following the superfecta, pegging the top four finishers correctly.

I'll Have Another had been trailing before passing Bodemeister over the final stretch.

Here are the payouts from today's race for win, along with the place and show.

I'll Have Another: $8.40 $3.80 $2.80

Bodemeister: $3.20 $2.80

Creative Cause: $3.60

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream at SB Nation DC and make sure to check out SB Nation's own horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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VIDEO: I'll Have Another Wins The Preakness Stakes

As Deadspin so colorfully put it: Saturday's win in the Preakness from I'll Have Another means we're all going to have to watch the Belmont Stakes in about three weeks.

But in case you already missed today's race today, don't fret, we have you covered. Here's a 2:07 video via NBC.

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2012 Preakness Winner: I'll Have Another Outruns Bodemeister

25 year old upstart jockey Mario Gutierrez is now just one win away from taking the vaunted and elusive Triple Crown.

The jockey and his horse, I'll Have Another, won last weekend's Kentucky Derby and took the 2012 Preakness Stakes this afternoon in Baltimore, defeating favorite Bodemeister.

Bodemeister started strong and had the lead for most of the race right out of the starting gates. But in the last 200 yards or so, I'll Have Another made his move to the outside and took the lead and the eventual win.

Both jockey and horse look to complete the elusive trifecta in three weeks at the Belmont Stakes.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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Preakness Odds 2012: Bodemeister Still Favorite In Saturday's Race

Bodemeister, who just missed winning the Kentucky Derby, is the favorite entering Saturday's 2012 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Bodemeister is currently 8/5 odds to win, according to Bovada.lv, with Derby winner I'll Have Another close behind at 5/2.

Tiger Walk holds the first position in Saturday's race, with post time set for 6:18 p.m. ET. Complete post positions and latest odds below:

1- Tiger Walk, 33/1
2 - Teeth of the Dog, 15/1
3 - Pretension, 33/1
4 - Zetterholm, 22/1
5 - Went the Day Well, 6/1
6 - Creative Cause, 7/1
7 - Bodemeister, 8/5
8 - Daddy Nose Best, 14/1
9 - I'll Have Another, 5/2
10 - Optimizer, 33/1
11 - Cozetti, 33/1

NBC Sports Network starts their coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET, with NBC picking up the event at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Watch The Preakness 2012 Online

If you are not able to plunk yourself down on the couch to watch today's 2012 Preakness Stakes on television, fear not, as NBCSports.com will be live streaming the Preakness online.

Tiger Walk holds the first position in Saturday's race, with post time set for 6:18 p.m. ET. Here are the complete post positions and latest odds:

1- Tiger Walk 33/1
2 - Teeth of the Dog 15/1
3 - Pretension 33/1
4 - Zetterholm 22/1
5 - Went the Day Well 6/1
6 - Creative Cause 7/1
7 - Bodemeister 7/4
8 - Daddy Nose Best 14/1
9 - I'll Have Another 5/2
10 - Optimizer 33/1
11 - Cozetti 33/1

NBC Sports Network starts their coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET, with NBC picking up the event at 4:30 p.m. ET.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with thisStoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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Preakness Stakes 2012: Post Time, TV Schedule, Video And More

The 2012 Preakness is here and the Pimlico infield will start to fill up early for a full day of racing. The Preakness Stakes will be the 12th race of the day, with 11 horses set to race in the 137th running. There was a bit of drama just one day before the race, with Kent Desormeaux losing his mount aboard Tiger Walk for failing a breathalyzer test at Belmont Park before he was scheduled to ride there. The Maryland-based horse, owned by Under Armour's Kevin Plank, quickly received word of the incident and replaced Desormeaux with Ramon Dominguez.

Tiger Walk will be in the first position when the Preakness runs at the post time of 6:18 p.m. ET. Below the complete post positions and latest odds:

1- Tiger Walk 33/1
2 - Teeth of the Dog 15/1
3 - Pretension 33/1
4 - Zetterholm 22/1
5 - Went the Day Well 6/1
6 - Creative Cause 7/1
7 - Bodemeister 7/4
8 - Daddy Nose Best 14/1
9 - I'll Have Another 5/2
10 - Optimizer 33/1
11 - Cozetti 33/1

NBC Sports Network will start their coverage of race day at 2:30 p.m. ET and carry coverage up until 4:30 p.m. ET. The mothership at NBC will then take over, carrying the broadcast until 6:30 p.m.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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Preakness 2012 Betting Guide: How To Bet On The Horses

Ever want to get in the action of betting on horse races? Well, have no fear as SB Nation has put together a nice betting guide together back before the Kentucky Derby to explain how beginners can jump in the fun of gambling on horse races that is also useful before the 2012 Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

A great place to start would be understanding what those numbers by the horses' names are. Those are the odds that the horse will win. Here is a chart breaking them down.

Odds

Win %

Odds

Win %

1/10

90.91%

4/1

20.00%

1/5

83.33%

9/2

18.19%

2/5

71.42%

5/1

16.67%

1/2

66.67%

6/1

14.29%

3/5

62.50%

7/1

12.50%

4/5

55.56%

8/1

11.11%

Even

50.00%

9/1

10.00%

6/5

45.45%

10/1

9.09%

7/5

41.67%

11/1

8.33%

3/2

40.00%

12/1

7.69%

8/5

38.46%

15/1

6.25%

9/5

35.71%

20/1

4.76%

2/1

33.33%

25/1

3.85%

5/2

28.57%

30/1

3.23%

3/1

25.00%

50/1

1.96%

7/2

22.22%

99/1

1.00%


Once you've picked out a horse with the odds you like, it's time to make a bet. Here are the basic bets you can make.

WIN: A bet on a horse to win (if you don't know this you probably shouldn't be betting)
PLACE: A bet on a horse to finish either 1st or 2nd.
SHOW: A bet on a horse to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd.

The betting guide explains the more complex bets you can make, however you may want to stick to these ones to start.

Say you are lucky enough to win, what now? Well it's then time to figure out your payoff.

To figure you how much you'll get paid if you hit your win bet, simply divide the numerator of the odds by the denominator, multiply that number by the amount bet, and then add the amount bet.

A $2 win bet on a horse at 4/1 odds:
4 x 2 + 2 = $10

A $10 win bet on a horse at 7/2 odds:
3.5 x 10 + 10: $45

As for figuring out place and show bets, they are tougher to calculate since they aren't released by the tracks. For starters, a beginning gambler will want to stick to picking a horse to win only.

Now you are ready to join in on the fun of wagering on horse racing!

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2012 Preakness Stakes: Jockey Kent Desormeaux Replaced On Tiger Walk After Failed Breathalyzer Test

Two-time Preakness Stakes winning jockey Kent Desormeaux will not be a part of the 2012 race after failing a breathalyzer test Friday.

In an article by the New York Daily News, reports are that he will be replaced on the horse Tiger Walk by Ramon Dominguez for the race.

Desormeaux was attempting to ride in three mounts at Belmont Park in New York on Friday, however he failed the mandatory breathalyzer test that all jockeys must take before racing.

Alcohol has been a problem for Desormeaux before, as he has once before failed a breathalyzer test at a 2010 race in Ontario.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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2012 Preakness Stakes: Todd Pletcher-Trained In Lingerie Wins 88th Black-Eyed Susan

The traditional precursor to the Preakness States, the 88th Black-Eyed Susan was run at Pimlico Friday afternoon, with the Todd Pletcher-trained horse In Lingerie taking home the win with a time of 1:52.07.

The 1-1 favorite Mamma Kimbo came strong out of the gate to take the lead and not give it up stumbling through the final turn and homestretch, finishing in fourth. That is when jockey John Velazquez made his move with In Lingerie to the front of the pack. In Lingerie would take home the title despite competition from Disposablepleasure and Wildcat's Smile down the stretch. Those two horses would take place and show respectively.

Here are the payouts from the race.

PgmHorseJockeyWinPlaceShow
7 In Lingerie John R. Velazquez 9.80 5.00 4.80
2 Disposablepleasure Javier Castellano 7.20 6.00
8 Wildcat's Smile Rosie Napravnik 8.60
Also ran: 4 - Mamma Kimbo , 1 - Glinda the Good , 3 - Welcome Guest , 9 - Zucchini Flower , 6 - Plum , 5 - Oaks Lily

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2012 Preakness Odds: Bodemeister Favorite At 8-5, Kentucky Derby Winner I'll Have Another At 5-2

The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes will be run on Saturday. The current odds have the top two finishers at the Kentucky Derby as the top two favorites to win at Pimlico. Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister is the current favorite with 8-5 odds. Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another has the second best odds at 5-2.

The rest of the Preakness Stakes odds are as follows.

1. Tiger Walk 30-1
2. Teeth of the Dog 15-1
3. Pretension 30-1
4. Zetterholm 20-1
5. Went the Day Well 6-1
6. Creative Cause 6-1
7. Bodemeister 8-5
8. Daddy Nose Best 12-1
9. I'll Have Another 5-2
10. Optimizer 30-1
11. Cozzetti 30-1

Both Went the Day Well and Creative Cause are tied for the third best odds in the 11-horse field with 6-1 odds to win the Preakness.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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Preakness 2012: Kentucky Derby Winner I'll Have Another Draws Post No. 9

As the 2012 Preakness approaches, the post positions have been announced. Maryland-based Pretension and Tiger Walk are both looking to make their mark in this year's Preakness. Pretension drew post position No. 3, putting the horse on the inside to start the race.

The other Maryland based horse in the race Tiger Walk, whose stable is owned by Under Armour's Kevin Plank, drew the No. 1 position in the post, giving the horse the rail.

Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another drew the No. 9 spot, placing the colt near the outside.

Here are the rest of the post position draws:

1. Tiger Walk - 30/1
2. Teeth Of The Dog - 15/1
3. Pretension - 30/1
4. Zatterholm - 20/1
5. Went The Day Well - 6/1
6. Creative Cause - 6/1
7. Bodemeister - 8/5 (Morning Line favorite)
8. Daddy Knows Best - 12/1
9. I'll Have Another - 5/2
10. Optimizer - 30/1
11. Cazzetti - 30/1

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Preakness 2012: Bodemeister An Early Favorite To Win

Saturday's Preakness Stakes might feature a familiar refrain from the Kentucky Derby. Horse racing experts are predicting a tight race between Bodemeister and Derby winner I'll Have Another. For now, Bodemeister is a slight favorite.

At the Derby, Bodemeister finished second behind I'll Have Another, who pulled ahead with a surge down the stretch. I'll Have Another is looking to win the second race in the Triple Crown.

The Preakness is the shortest of three Triple Crown races, a fact that might work to Bodemeister's advantage.

Early odds from Jerry Bossert at the New York Daily News put Bodemeister at 2-1. I'll Have Another is right behind at 5-2. Bossert gives Went the Day Well 5-1 odds.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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Preakness Stakes 2012: High Hopes For Fair Hill Trained Went The Day Well

The Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., has become, against odds and biases, one of the premier training facilities in all of horse racing. Success for horses trained by Fair Hill's Graham Motion has become a regular occurrence, and hopes are naturally high for Went the Day Well in the 137th Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

Went the Day Well overcame a rough start and long odds to finish fourth in the Kentucky Derby earlier this month. Team Valor International, which owns one of two barns at Fair Hill, is eyeing a win for its horse this week, over heavy favorites Bodemeister and Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another.

Success is nothing new for horses trained at Fair Hill. Motion trained last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, which finished second in the 2011 Preakness. Motion's horse have earned more than $8.8 million in winnings.

The facility also prides itself on an incredible safety record for its horses. A profile in the Baltimore Sun cites a study in which Motion's horses were injured or broke down 0.5 times per 1,000 starts in three years. The national average is 5.1.

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Preakness Stakes 2012: Dullahan Will Not Race In Preakness, According To Report

Dullahan, who finished third at the 2012 Kentucky Derby, will not be racing next weekend in the 2012 Preakness Stakes. Via Ed Fountaine of the New York Post:

Dullahan, who rallied very wide into the stretch to finish third in the Kentucky Derby, will skip next Saturday's 137th Preakness to await the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

"[Trainer] Dale Romans loves the way Dullahan came out of the Kentucky Derby and believes we could win the Preakness," said Jerry Crawford, manager of the Donegal Racing partnership that owns the big colt. "But we believe we have a 3-year-old Horse of the Year candidate, and that his future is best served by not asking him to race for the third time in just five weeks."

As noted in the article, Dullahan will race again in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

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Preakness Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another's Trainer Feeling Good About Workouts

As the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby, it only makes sense that much of the focus entering this year's Preakness Stakes would center on I'll Have Another. In what comes as great news for the horse but terrible news for its competitors, I'll Have Another looked very good in practice runs on Friday. Via Pimlico.com:

Trainer Doug O'Neill liked what he saw before, during and after I'll Have Another's "fantastic "gallop Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course, where the son of Flower Alley is preparing for a start in Preakness 137 on May 19.

"I'm looking for energy and for him to maintain his stride. He has such a long stride. He continues to keep that," O'Neill said. "He's got great energy and a great appetite. Those are the basic things I'm looking to maintain."

I'll Have Another has won three consecutive starts this year, and will be looking to win a fourth in a row at the 2012 Preakness Stakes.

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Preakness 2012: No Long Workouts For 'I'll Have Another'

Doug O'Neill the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another has commented that he will not schedule any long workouts for the horse ahead of the May 19 race. The horse had a series of long workouts prior to the Santa Anita Derby and didn't have a long work over the Churchill Downs surface prior to the Derby.

I love the way he went (at Pimlico) this morning and he'll just continue to gallop that way up to the race. He hasn't missed an oat in months, he's full of energy, and he's sound. He looked fantastic on the track today, and so far so good.

O'Neill also commented that the Derby winner is staying one barn away from where the horses competing in the undercard stakes are being held, rather than staying in the stakes barn in the traditional Derby winner's stall.

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Preakness 2012: Union Rags To Skip Pimlico Race

After a seventh-place finish at last Saturday's Kentucky Derby, the trainer and owner of Union Rags have decided not to run the horse in the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course May 19.

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