Diana & Sanford
Saratoga Opening Day
Yellow Ribbon Hcp.
Preakness favorite Bodemeister with trainer Bob Baffert shortly after he arrived at Pimlico this afternoon
Results are here!
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."
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available.
Triple Crown quick links:
|1||Tiger Walk||Ignacio Correas IV||2.06||Ramon Dominguez||30-1|
|2||Teeth of the Dog||Michael Matz||3.00||Joe Bravo||15-1|
|3||Pretension||Christopher Grove||3.00||Javier Santiago||30-1|
|4||Zetterholm||Richard Dutrow Jr.||2.11||Junior Alvarado||20-1|
|5||Went the Day Well||Graham Motion||1.91||John Velazquez||6-1|
|6||Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||1.43 *||Joel Rosario||6-1|
|7||Bodemeister||Bob Baffert||3.00||Mike Smith||8-5|
|8||Daddy Nose Best||Steve Asmussen||2.43||Julien Leparoux||12-1|
|9||I'll Have Another||Doug O'Neill||2.11||Mario Gutierrez||5-2|
|10||Optimizer||D. Wayne Lukas||3.24||Corey Nakatani||30-1|
|11||Cozzetti||Dale Romans||1.55||Jose Lezcano||30-1|
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