The 2012 Preakness was billed as a rematch between Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and runner-up Bodemeister.
It was exactly that. I’ll Have Another caught Bodemeister at the wire today to win the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course and the first two races of the Triple Crown. He will go to the Belmont in Elmont, N.Y., on June 9 looking to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.
Eleven horses have won the first two stops on the Triple Crown chase since Affirmed. Big Brown in 2008 was the last. I'll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill has repeatedly said his colt is good enough to head to the Belmont with a chance at breaking the 33-year drought and proving that the Triple Crown can still be accomplished.
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