Preakness Stakes

Saturday May 19, 2012: Pimlico Race Course

Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another heads to the track at Pimlico for his morning exercise, two days before the Preakness Stakes.
Retired racehorse and current stable pony Lava Man, right, accompanies I'll Have Another to and from the Pimlico track each morning during Preakness week.
Preakness contenders Cozzetti (above) and Zetterholm (left) gallop in preparation for the big race.
Trainer Bob Baffert watches Bodemeister work during Preakness week.
Bodemeister, who finished a close second to I'll Have Another in the Kentucky Derby, walks the shedrow after his gallop.
Creative Cause, who was fifth in the Derby, is California-based, like both I'll Have Another and Bodemeister.
Zetterholm looks out from stall 40, which is traditionally reserved for the Derby winner. I'll Have Another's trainer, Doug O'Neill, chose to house his colt elsewhere in the stakes barn area, along with his other racehorses and stable pony Lava Man.
Went the Day Well (above), and Daddy Nose Best cool off after their morning exercise. Both colts also ran in the Kentucky Derby.
Raceday: Joe Bravo has the mount on Teeth of the Dog, trained by Michael Matz.
Optimizer, one of six Kentucky Derby contenders entered in the Preakness, is ridden by Corey Nakatani; his trainer is D. Wayne Lukas.

Start of the Preakness Stakes: from left, I'll Have Another, Bodemeister, Creative Cause, Pretension and Tiger Walk.
Bodemeister, Mike Smith up, leads as the horses approach the clubhouse turn; Pretension is right behind.
Just as he did in the Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another (left), ridden by Mario Gutierrez, catches Bodemeister right before the wire to win the Preakness Stakes by a neck.
I'll Have Another gallops out after his victory.
Seventh-place finisher Cozzetti, his light-grey coat brown with dirt from racing near the back of the eleven-horse field, returns to be unsaddled; Jose Lezcano rides.
Mario Gutierrez and I'll Have Another head to the winner's circle.
I'll Have Another is brought back to his barn after the race.
Owner J. Paul Reddam watches as his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner attracts an admiring crowd outside the barn.
Sam Grossman--aka Sam the Bugler--visits the O'Neill barn to serenade the winner with three songs: My Old Kentucky Home; Maryland, My Maryland; and New York, New York.
For I'll Have Another, it's on to New York to prepare for the Belmont Stakes. A victory in that race would make him the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.
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