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2012 Kentucky Derby Winner: I'll Have Another Wins Derby, Florida-Based Trinniberg Battles Odds

I'll Have Another has won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. Coming into the race favored at 12-1 odds, I'll Have Another managed to battle up from the 19th starting position to beat out heavy favorite, Bodemeister in the final 300 yards of the race.

Prior to I'll Have Another's dramatic come from behind, Bodemeister was sprinting head-to-head with Trinniberg for the majority of the race. With the favorites being Bodemesiter at 6-1 odds and Union Rags at 9-2 odds, few pointed to I'll Have Another as a possible winner.

Despite being a 50-1 odds favorite, Florida-based Trinniberg came close to winning the race. Going head-to-head with Bodemeister sitting in the second position for much of the race, the horse appeared as though it could turn the corner and sprint it's way to a win. Unfortunately, that wasn't that case and I'll Have Another had the opportunity to play the role of underdog.

Here's how the race played out:

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