05/19/2012 06:04 pm ET

Preakness Stakes LIVE UPDATES: Bodemeister, I'll Have Another Among Favorites At Pimlico

Mix yourself up a black-eyed susan (or whatever it is that Kegasus is pouring) and get ready for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Entering the 2012 Preakness at Pimlico in Baltimore, the two horses that battled down the stretch of the Kentucky Derby are set to face off once again. Derby favorite Bodemeister held the lead at Churchill Downs until eventual Derby winner I'll Have Another surged late. Despite the defeat, Bodemeister was the early favorite for the Preakness and aims to join the short list of Derby faves to avenge losses at Pimlico.

Can another horse, perhaps Creative Cause, steal the spotlight from the two stars? Will one of the "new shooters" like Zetterholm benefit from being better rested?

While not throwing out ceremonial first pitches or meeting NFL coaches, the trainer for I'll Have Another has seen enough of his horse to feel that we may finally see a Triple Crown this year.

"He looks fantastic. Great energy," Doug O'Neill said ahead of the race. "He's maintained his beautiful, long stride. We're just very happy with each day that goes by."


05/19/2012 6:48 PM EDT

Complete Finish Order

1. I'l Have Another

2. Bodemeister (real close)

3. Creative Cause (9 lengths)

4. Zetterholm (12)

5. Teeth Of The Dog (15 1/4)

6. Optimizer (15 1/2)

7. Cozzetti (17 3/4)

8. Tiger Walk (25 1/4)

9. Daddy Nose Best (27 1/2)

10. Went The Day Well 30 3/4

11. Pretension 34 1/2

05/19/2012 6:36 PM EDT

Official Time


05/19/2012 6:35 PM EDT

I'll Have Another Payouts

I'll Have Another

Win: $8.40

Place: $3.80

Show: $2.80

05/19/2012 6:33 PM EDT

@ CBSSports :

The last time we had a Triple Crown winner, Jimmy Carter was president (1978). Can I'll Have Another end the drought?

05/19/2012 6:31 PM EDT

Triple Crown?

I'll Have Another's late surge means that, perhaps, we'll all have another chance to watch a Triple Crown winner. Does the closing strategy change at the Belmont?

05/19/2012 6:23 PM EDT


I'll Have Another Wins again in late, dramatic fashion. AMAZING!

05/19/2012 6:22 PM EDT

Here They Come

Bodemeister leads, but I'll Have Annother surges

05/19/2012 6:22 PM EDT

Far Turn

Bodemeister leads by length.

05/19/2012 6:22 PM EDT

Creative Cause

Moves up to second. Pace is slower than Derby. Bode leads.

05/19/2012 6:21 PM EDT

EArly Lead

Bode leads, Pretension second, Derby winner is 4th.