The 2012 Preakness Stakes finished in nail biting fashion, particularly for those pining for another Triple Crown winner, as I’ll Have Another just edged Bodemeister to win the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans. Official 2012 Preakness Stakes Results went as follows: I’ll Have Another ($8.40 to win), Bodemeister ($3.20 to place), and Creative Cause ($3.60 to show). Horse Racing Odds had I’ll Have Another, a second pick to Bodemeister (a 2 to 1 favorite going in) listed at 3 to 1 odds just prior to post time.
I’ll Have Another did, indeed, have another, overcoming Bodemeister on the back stretch, yet again, to win the 137th Running of the Preakness Stakes by a nose.The colt recording a an official winning time of 1:55.90.
Many felt the shorter distance of the Preakness would provide Bodemeister an edge it did not have in the 1 1/4 miles Derby, but that thinking was proved false in dramatic fashion. Jockey Mario Gutierrez paced I’ll Have Another well throughout the race, keeping the colt near the front and toward the outside, but when he called on him late, he answered just as he did at Churchill Downs two weekends ago.
I’ll Have Another broke from the pack and slowly reeled in Bodemeister, who did not exhibit the same signs of late fatigue that he did at the Derby, to become the 33rd horse to win both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The son of Flower Alley, a product of Distorted Humor, now has an opportunity to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed completed the famed trifecta in 1978.
Trainer Doug O’Neill indicated after yesterday’s race that I’ll Have Another will, barring an injury or unforeseen health issue, run in the 144th Belmont Stakes. The final leg of the Triple Crown Series will take place on Saturday, June 9th at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
2012 Preakness Stakes Results:
#9 I’ll Have Another $8.40 (Win) $3.80 (Place) $2.80 (Show)
#7 Bodemeister $3.20 (Place) $2.80 (Show)
#6 Creative Cause $3.60 (Show)
#2 Teeth of the Dog
#1 Tiger Walk
# 8 Daddy Nose Best
#5 Went the Day Well