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I'LL HAVE ANOTHER DOES IT AGAIN (Preakness)
SportingLife.com ^ | 5/19/2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/19/2012 6:20:50 PM PDT by stylecouncilor

I'll Have Another won the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.

The winner of the Kentucky Derby last time out, Doug O'Neill's colt confirmed his superiority over those reopposing with an impressive display in the second leg of America's Triple Crown.

Despite winning the Run For The Roses, the son of Flower Alley was sent off as second favourite with punters expecting Derby second, Bodemeister, to reverse the form with many feeling he had paid the price for setting too fast a pace at Churchill Downs.

Mike Smith eased Bob Baffert's charge to the front from gate nine and Bodemeister appeared to be doing everything easily out in front with a soft lead.

Mario Gutierrez had I'll Have Another settled in third but with the leader kicking off the turn into the straight and pinching a couple of lengths advantage the pair looked up against it.

Gutierrez, however, didn't panic and his mount gradually made clawed back the deficit to get his head in front on the wire, getting the verdict in a photo.

The pair finished clear of Creative Cause with Zetterholm in fourth.

I'll Have Another, owned by Reddam Racing Llc, was a first runner in the Preakness Stakes for his trainer and could become the first horse to complete the Triple Crown since 1978.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: illhaveanother; preakness; triplecrown
On the way to the Triple Crown!!
1 posted on 05/19/2012 6:20:54 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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2 posted on 05/19/2012 6:26:12 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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IllHaveAnother2012
3 posted on 05/19/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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I think I’ll Have Another might be the real deal. Bodemeister was pulling away from the entire field the whole stretch, didn’t give an inch and I’ll Have Another still picked him up at the wire. As impressive a win as you’ll see. He’s got a chance in New York.


4 posted on 05/19/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT by major-pelham
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Yeah-it sure was an exciting race!


5 posted on 05/19/2012 6:34:30 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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I like the ring of, “I’ll Have Another Won” :-)


6 posted on 05/19/2012 6:37:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Is that “Looter Guy” in the background on the right?


7 posted on 05/19/2012 6:37:23 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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He’s in amazing condition,that’s for sure.


8 posted on 05/19/2012 6:37:38 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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LMAO!


9 posted on 05/19/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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Hell of a race. This horse really is the class of the 3 year olds and ran down a worthy and fast contender today...only question I have is does he have anything left for the grueling Belmont? Big question.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 6:41:12 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke)
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Is his first name Thank You Sir?


11 posted on 05/19/2012 6:42:13 PM PDT by AU72
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. This horse really is the class of the 3 year olds and ran down a worthy and fast contender today.

Simply fun to watch.....and Mike Smith is not easily beaten.

12 posted on 05/19/2012 6:48:12 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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“I’ll Have Another” needs just another. Beautiful athletic horse. Wish him well.


13 posted on 05/19/2012 7:17:52 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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Amazing horse.

When his jock went to the whip at the top of the stretch, I didn't see how he could maintain that pace to the wire.

But he was just hand-riding him the last burst. Horse reached back and got a little something extra.

Very fine performance. I wish him the best.

14 posted on 05/19/2012 7:37:21 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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Yes it was. I was on the edge of my seat watching it. I sure hope there will be a triple crown winner this year.


15 posted on 05/19/2012 7:41:17 PM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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Love the horse and LOVE the jockey. Trainer is a total crook.


16 posted on 05/19/2012 7:48:34 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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One more time!


17 posted on 05/19/2012 7:52:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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I couldn’t believe that win!! I felt like the guy on the left in the pic in post #2, with his hands on his head!

When the one I choose wins, then I LOVE the replay when it is over.

Belmont will be really special this year!


18 posted on 05/19/2012 8:20:56 PM PDT by Exit148
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This horse does not like to be beaten. Kinda’ like Seabiscuit. Very exciting race. I’m hoping for a Triple Crown winner.


19 posted on 05/19/2012 8:38:58 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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Any Freepers game to go to the Belmont?


20 posted on 05/19/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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Love the horse and LOVE the jockey. Trainer is a total crook.

This Belmont will be mega-interesting. The long established trainers (Baffert, D. Wayne Lucas, etc.) hate this guy. They are likely plotting as I type how to stop him from getting the first triple crown in 34 years.

I hope it's a clean race.
21 posted on 05/19/2012 9:33:15 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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