Congratulations to I’ll Have Another, 2012 Preakness Stakes 137 winner and Triple Crown Contender!
To the non-believers, it’s time to repent: sportsbetting3.com’s own handicapper DMack called this one 1-2-3 with his trifecta choice of Bodemeister, I’ll Have Another, and Creative Cause. If you boxed his bet you cashed in big at the window. Give him a holler the next time you’re out in your new Maserati!
As the horses piled into the gates, a calm, cool and collected Bob Baffert seemed assured that his horse, Bodemeister, would have a good day. After all, this was the odds on horse with 2:1 odds at some moments prior to the start of the Preakness. Even more compelling: the Preakness’ shorter course (1 mile and 3/16) meant Bodemeister’s style of running from the front would easily lock in a first place finish.
Unfortunately, I’ll Have Another had other thoughts. Many wrote him off as a lucky closer earlier this month at the Derby. Today, he shoved the tough words right back into the mouths of the doubters: once again, he hunted Bodemeister down in the final 200 yards of the race, edging him out by a good head’s length at the finish line. Baffert’s cool confidence was in the right place, but the real star of the day was I’ll Have Another, once brushed aside as a claim horse with no future.
Now, it’s off to the Belmont Stakes, where I’ll Have Another stands to be the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years!
Creative Cause rounded out the top finishers at a distance third, looking tired as the other two pulled away for the tape.
2012 Preakness Stakes 137 Results and Payouts:
|Horse Number||Horse Name||Win||Place||Show|
|9||I’ll Have Another||$8.40||$3.80||$2.80|
2011 Kentucky Derby 137 Payouts:
Good luck in three weeks at the Belmont Stakes from sportsbetting3.com!