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2012 Preakness Stakes: Preview And Schedule

I'll Have Another was a decent mid-range pick to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby, and he proved his worth with a photo finish, edging out Bodemeister. I'll Have Another is coming into the Preakness on a three race winning streak, and he'll be looking to complete in the second part of the Triple Crown this upcoming Saturday at Pimlico.

I'll Have Another has competed in three races this year, and hasn't lost yet. He's going to be the prohibitive favorite here, but he'll have a tough race ahead of him considering how close he came in winning the Derby. The Preakness is the shortest of the three races in the Triple Crown at 9.5 furlongs and the best of all the races.

The Preakness will be the next-to-last race this week at Pimlico. Here is the full schedule of events leading up to Saturday's race. All races are Eastern Standard time.

Race Schedule and Conditions

Day Race# Post Time TV Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
18-May 1 12:00 HRTV Starter Hcp. 3up 8.5 Dirt
18-May 2 12:30 HRTV Jockey Challenge R1 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 3 1:00 HRTV Jockey Challenge R2 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 4 1:30 HRTV Lady Legends Race TBD TBD TBD
18-May 5 2:02 HRTV Jockey Challenge R3 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 6 2:34 HRTV Skipat 3up, f&m 6.0 Dirt
18-May 7 3:06 HRTV Jockey Challenge R4 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 8 3:39 HRTV Ms Preakness Stakes 3yo, f 6.0 Dirt
18-May 9 4:11 NBCSN The Very One 3up, f&m 5.0 Turf
18-May 10 4:46 NBCSN G1-Black Eyed Susan 3yo, f 9.0 Dirt
18-May 11 5:18 HRTV Jim McKay Turf Sprint 3up 5.0 Turf
18-May 12 5:51 HRTV G3-Pimlico Special 3up 9.5 Dirt
18-May 13 6:20 HRTV Hilltop 3yo, f 0.5 Turf
Day Race# Post Time TV Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
19-May 1 10:30 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD
19-May 2 11:00 HRTV Starter Hcp. 3up 8.5 Dirt
19-May 3 11:30 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD
19-May 4 12:37 HRTV G3-DuPont Distaff 3up, f&m 8.5 Dirt
19-May 5 1:13 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD
19-May 6 1:50 HRTV James W. Murphy 3yo 8.0 Turf
19-May 7 2:30 NBCSN Chick Lang 3yo 6.0 Dirt
19-May 8 3:10 NBCSN G3-Maryland Sprint 3up 6.0 Dirt
19-May 10 4:35 NBC G3-Gallorette 3up, f&m 8.5 Turf
19-May 11 5:18 NBC G3-Dixie 3up 8.5 Turf
19-May 12 6:18 NBC G1-Preakness 3yo 9.5 Dirt
19-May 13 7:13 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD

For full 2012 Preakness Stakes analysis, don't miss SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.

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