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2012 Preakness Winner: I'll Have Another Takes The 2012 Preakness Stakes

I'll Have Another took another step towards winning a Triple Crown. After winning last weekend's Kentucky Derby, the horse outlasted the favorite to win the 2012 Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

Bodemeister -- just like in the Kentucky Derby -- came in as the favorite and lead for most of the race out of the starting gates. But I'll Have Another ran a great race and took the lead and the eventual win in the last 200 yards of the race, passing Boddemeister on the outside.

Mario Gutierrez, who had never jockeyed a horse prior to last weekends Derby, will look to complete the elusive trifecta with I'll Have Another at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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