May 19, 2012;Baltimore, MD, USA; Mario Gutierrez aboard I'll Have Another (9) reacts after beating Mike E. Smith aboard Bodemeister (7) to win the running of the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Preakness 2012: I'll Have Another Keeps Triple Crown Hopes Alive

I'll Have Another takes the second leg of the elusive Triple Crown with a win at the 2012 Preakness.

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Triple Crown 2012: I'll Have Another Keeps Triple Crown Hopes Alive

I'll Have Another pulled off another come from behind win at the Preakness and now has a chance to grab horse racing's first triple crown since 1978 with a win in the Belmont Stakes.

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2012 Preakness Stakes: I'll Have Another Defeats Bodemeister, By A Neck

In the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes I'll Have Another pulled off the upset by coming from over one-horse length behind to defeat the favorite Bodemeister by a neck. The win for I'll Have Another gives the horse a chance to become the first triple crown winner since Affirmed completed the feat back in 1978.

At the start of the race, Bodemeister broke out to an early lead and on the first turn along with Pretension, Creative Cause and I'll Have Another established. The leaders established a pack right from the get go.


Related: SB Nation's Preakness coverage

On the final turn it was Bodemeister who had about a horse-length lead over I'll Have Another and it looked like Bodemeister was going to get the win. However, I'll Have Another made a move down the final stretch before ultimately just getting past Bodemeister for the win.

The Belmont Stakes is the final leg of the triple crown and takes place in three weeks at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

For more on the Preakness, stay tuned to SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.

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Preakness 2012: Final Odds Before Post, Bodemeister Is 2-1 Favorite

The final odds for the 137th running of the Preakness 2012 have been updated with the race getting under way at 6:18 p.m. Here are the final odds:

1 - TIger Walk, 19-1
2 - Teeth of the Dog, 13-1
3 - Pretension, 25-1
4 - Zetterholm, 17-1
5 - Went the Day Well, 9-2
6 - Creative Cause, 5-1
7 - Bodemeister - 2-1
8 - Daddy Nose Best, 9-1
9 - I'll Have Another, 3-1
10 - Optimizer, 19-1
11 - Cozzetti, 24-1

Bodemeister is the favorite at 2-1 which is a slight drop from the prior odds that had the odds at 8-5. Rounding our the top five are I'll Have Another at 3-1, Creative Cause at 5-1, Daddy Nose Best at 9-1 and then Teeth of the Dog at 13-1.

I'll Have Another is attempting to win the second leg of the Triple Crown and is positioned just one horse away from the Bodemeister.

For more on the Preakness, stay tuned to SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.

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Preakness 2012: Post Time, Positions, TV Coverage And More

I'll Have Another looks to capture the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown on Saturday, as the 2012 Preakness is set to be held at 6:17 p.m.

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