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2012 Preakness Entries

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The old clubhouse cupola in the Pimlico winner's circle

The old clubhouse cupola in the Pimlico winner's circle

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Updated May 20, 2012

Results are here!

The Preakness, contested at 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, always draws a large field, including some who didn't go to Churchill for any number of reasons including insufficient graded stakes earnings. Post positions were drawn for the 137th Preakness on Wednesday afternoon in the International Pavilion in the infield at Pimlico Race Course. A field of 11 was drawn this year using the traditional double-blind system, with Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another, who drew post 9, set as the morning line second choice at 5-2. Kentucky Derby second place finisher and beaten favorite Bodemeister is the favorite at 8-5 from post 7 and with Creative Cause and Went the Day Well tied for third choice at 6-1 from post 5 and 6 respectively.

Kathleen Kelly, the third Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior, was on hand to insert the horses' names onto the draw board. Kelly, who lives in Eldersburg, Md., is a 5-year breast cancer survivor and single parent of two young boys. She was first diagnosed on July 15, 2006 with stage 3 breast cancer but felt as if there was a deeper reason why she got breast cancer. She believes this reason is to provide hope for others with similar struggles in their lives. She is very much involved with several organizations, "Crabs for a Cure", "Bras for a Cause" and "Survivors offering Support" and has devoted her life to educating and supporting those dealing with breast cancer.

Trainer Bob Baffert said about Bodemeister drawing post 7: "I think it's a good post. With him, anything in the middle would have been fine. In the Preakness you just don't want to be stuck down on the inside, where you have to use your horse a little bit. The Derby winner drew well also. Everybody is in a good post."

I'll Have Another's trainer Doug O'Neill said, "I thought the draw was really good. I'm very happy with that. Being outside of the legitimate speed, most jockeys would be real happy with that. We're OK with that. I'm confident. You never know, but as long as we continue to train like our horse has trained, we won't be that far off Bodemeister. If anything, Bodemeister might be behind us early. I could see him chasing us, I really could."

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Post

Horse

Trainer

Dosage

Jockey
M/L
Odds
1Tiger WalkIgnacio Correas IV 2.06  Ramon Dominguez30-1
2Teeth of the DogMichael Matz 3.00  Joe Bravo 15-1
3PretensionChristopher Grove 3.00  Javier Santiago 30-1
4ZetterholmRichard Dutrow Jr. 2.11  Junior Alvarado 20-1
5Went the Day WellGraham Motion 1.91  John Velazquez 6-1
6Creative CauseMike Harrington 1.43 *Joel Rosario 6-1
7BodemeisterBob Baffert 3.00  Mike Smith 8-5
8Daddy Nose BestSteve Asmussen 2.43  Julien Leparoux12-1
9I'll Have AnotherDoug O'Neill 2.11  Mario Gutierrez 5-2
10OptimizerD. Wayne Lukas 3.24  Corey Nakatani30-1
11CozzettiDale Romans 1.55  Jose Lezcano 30-1

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