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2012 Preakness: I'll Have Another And Owner J. Paul Reddam Have Uncommon History

Via the Los Angeles Times comes this story on I'll Have Another, who has a chance on Saturday to get one step closer to what hasn't been accomplished since 1978: Horse racing's Triple Crown. The Times details some of the uncommon things about the horse:

His owner is J. Paul Reddam, who uses the initial because his father was also John Paul. He is a rare PhD in philosophy who wanders the backside of racetracks comfortably. He is president of the California-based finance company CashCall, which pays better than his previous professorship at USC.

He named the horse after his habit of eating cookies on the couch and asking his wife, Zillah, for another. Zillah set the record straight here.

"Contrary to popular belief," she said, "I don't just sit around and bake cookies."

I'll Have Another won the 2012 Kentucky Derby and is standing at 5/2 odds as of Friday evening. Bodemeister is the 7/4 favorite.

SB Nation New York will have updates, results and more from the 2012 Preakness. SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has you covered for all your horse racing needs.