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2012 Kentucky Derby Reaction: Can I'll Have Another Win The Preakness Stakes?

Will there be a Triple Crown at stake when Belmont Stakes is run on June 11 at Belmont Park? For that to be the case Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another is first going to have to negotiate the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, on May 19th.

Owner Paul Reddam left no doubt that I’ll Have Another win run in the Preakness in two weeks, saying “Preakness, here we come.”

Can I’ll Have Another win the Preakness?

“We certainly didn’t know we would win the race today, but we were confident the horse was going to run well. We never really talked about what happens next. Of course, subconsciously that was always the plan, certainly,” Reddam said. “We gave the horse only two preps this year. Part of the idea was we knew we had a good horse, and we wanted to make sure he was fresh because the Triple Crown is a gamble and it looks like it paid off. We’ve only run three times this year, so Preakness, here we come.”

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