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2012 Preakness: Bodemeister Confirmed For Preakness Stakes

Bodemeister, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who is owned by the Hackensack, N.J.-based Zayat Stables, has been confirmed as an entrant in Saturday's 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

"He looks fantastic,'' Zayat said. "He couldn't look any better. In fact, he gained weight since Derby, which is amazing. (In) my heart, he deserves a chance to come and redeem himself in an American classic."

Bodemeister was the favorite and led from the start of the Kentucky Derby only to be run down by eventual winner I'll Have Another in the final sixteenth of a mile.

"He looks good, his coat is good and he is eating well," said Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. "I see no reason not to take him (to Pimlico)."

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