After a thrilling conclusion to the 2012 Kentucky Derby a few weeks ago, another strong field is preparing for The Preakness. 'I'll Have Another' won the first leg of the triple crown and will be looking to win once again this weekend.
Bodemeister finished second in the Kentucky Derby and is being considered the favorite for The Preakness. Daddy Nose Best is another horse running in both events, and many feel he could be a dark horse (pun intended) for the race after a decent showing at the first leg of the triple crown.
These are the probable horses for the 2012 Preakness, their jockey and their primary trainer. They come courtesy of the SB Nation horse raising blog, And Down The Stretch They Come:
Bodemeister - M. Smith, B. Baffert
Cozzetti - J. Lezcano, D. Romans
Creative Cause - J. Rosario, M. Harrington
Daddy Nose Best - J. Leparoux, S. Asmussen
Guyanna Star Dweej - A. Solis, D. Shivmangal
I'll Have Another - M. Gutierrez, D. O'Neill
Optimizer - C. Nakatani, D.W. Lukas
Pretension - J. Santiago, C. Grove
Teeth of the Dog - J. Bravo, M. Matz
Tiger Walk - K. Desormeaux. I. Correas
Went the Day Well - J. Velazquez, G. Motion
Zetterholm - J. Alvarado, R. Dutrow
For full 2012 Preakness Stakes analysis, don't miss SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.