I'll Have Another wins 2012 Preakness Stakes
Monday, May 21, 2012
The placement for first and second place at the 2012 Preakness Stakes could have been a replay of the earlier this month as came in first with behind in second. In this race, Creative Cause finished third.
By winning the Kentucky Derby and the 137th Preakness Stakes, I'll Have Another has a chance at winning the US of thoroughbred horse racing. The final race I'll Have Another would have to win is the , which will be held on June 9.
I'll Have Another was not favored to win the Preakness Stakes and his odds were set at 3-1. Bodemeister, who was the favorite at 2-1 odds, was the speed horse again as he led the field for most of the race just as he did at the Kentucky Derby. This time, Creative Cause was following close behind in second by the time the field of horses reached the far turn. Just as in the Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another pushed faster in the final leg of the race. However, the Preakness Stakes finish was closer with I'll Have Another squeezing by the pacesetter at the very end to win the race in 1:56.9.
Mexican jockey has won his last four races with I'll Have Another. He gave I'll Have Another the credit for the finish, "No one put him in this race. He put himself into the race," he said. Gutierrez said all he had to do was signal to the horse that it was time to challenge Bodemeister and the horse did the rest.
The winning horse is owned by financierand trained by .
The Maryland was filled with a crowd of 121,309 to watch the Triple Crown hopeful. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was in 1978.in ,
According to the official Pimlico website, the horses that competed this year in the Preakness Stakes by starting position include:
1. Tiger Walk is owned by, trained by Ignacio Correas IV, and was ridden by .
2. Teeth of the Dog is owned by J.W. Singer. The thoroughbred is trained byand the jockey was .
3. Pretension was the winner of the 2012. The horse is owned by Kidwells Petite Stable, trained by Christopher W. Grove, and was raced by Javier Santiago.
4. Zetterholm is owned by Winter Park Partners, trained by, and ridden by Junior Alvarado.
5. Went The Day Well is owned byand is trained by . His jockey was . This team won last year's Kentucky Derby race with , and they took Went The Day Well to the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
6. Creative Cause is owned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Mike Harrington. His jockey was be. Creative Cause was part of the field at the Kentucky Derby, too.
7. Bodemeister, winner of theat Oaklawn Park, is trained by . He is owned by and his jockey was .
8. Daddy Nose Best was the winner of theat Sunland Park and the at Golden Gate and raced in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. He is owned by Cathy and Bob Zollars, trained by . His jockey was .
9. I'll Have Another was the winner of the Kentucky Derby at. He is owned by financier J. Paul Reddam, trained by Doug O'Neill and ridden by jockey Mario Gutierrez.
10. Optimizer is trained by, owned by tobacconist of Bluegrass Hall LLC and ridden by . This horse raced also raced in the Kentucky Derby.
11. Cozzetti is trained byand was raced by The horse is owned by Albaugh Family Stables.
- "Preakness 137: The Contenders" — , May 21, 2012 (date accessed)
- Bob Velin. "I'll Have Another captures Preakness Stakes" — , May 20, 2012
- Joe Drape. "Another Thriller, and More Believers" — , May 19, 2012