2012 Preakness Field: Bodemeister Looks To Avenge Kentucky Derby Loss

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Mario Gutierrez (L) comes down the final stretch atop I'll Have Another ahead of Bodemeister ridden by Mike Smith during the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby ahead of at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bodemeister, owned by Zayat Stables of Hackensack, N.J., will look to deny I'll Have another a chance to race for horse racing's Triple Crown on Saturday in the 2012 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

Bodemeister was the 4-1 morning line favorite in the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, and led from the gate until being chased down by I'll Have Another in the final sixteenth of a mile.

Bodemeister is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and will once again be ridden by jockey Mike Smith. Bodemeister did not race as a two-year-old, but has two victories and three second-place finishes in five starts this year as a three-year-old.

You can find out more about Bodemeister at ZayatStables.com.

-- Follow this StoryStream for complete Preakness coverage throughout the week. Also visit SB Nation's Anddownthestretchtheycome for news and analysis as the race approaches.

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