I’ll Have Another will face several familiar foes in his attempt to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown champion in 34 years.
Since Affirmed last won horse racing’s Triple Crown in 1978, 11 3-year-olds have won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness– but fallen short in the Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another will try to snap that streak on June 9.
Judging by his appetite and appearance, Bodemeister has rebounded nicely from his vigorous trip in the
Kentucky Derby and is ready to shine at the Preakness.
No one is loving the run up to Saturday’s Preakness more than Doug O’Neill.
Pretension finally got the nod this week to run in the Preakness on Saturday.
A little music, some fried chicken and a glass full of the famous Black-Eyed Susan drink. It’s an odd combination that means the Alibi Breakfast at the Preakness is in full swing.
Six colts who ran in the Kentucky Derby will return for the Preakness including the top two finishers I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas criticized the behavior of a few of his peers Wednesday, saying the actions of a few recent Kentucky Derby winners have tarnished the reputation of his profession.
Doug O’Neill could have been insulted. The Preakness odds had just been announced and the Kentucky Derby winner was second favorite behind a horse he ran down and defeated two weeks earlier.
D. Wayne Lukas didn’t waste much time after the Kentucky Derby deciding that Optimizer would run in the Preakness.
The runner-up in the Kentucky Derby is the favorite for the Preakness.
From Ravens Castle tours to the first pitch at Camden Yards, Doug O’Neill is the talk of the town.