The annual running of the Kentucky Derby was a great one, with 'I'll Have Another' taking home the crown. The second stop of the triple crown takes place this weekend at The Preakness Stakes. Just 12 horses remain in the field following a few dropouts, including one from Liaison on Monday. Despite finishing second at The Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, Bodemeister remains the favorite.
These are the probable horses for the 2012 Preakness, their jockey and their primary trainer. They come courtesy of the SB Nation horse raising blog, And Down The Stretch They Come:
Bodemeister - M. Smith, B. Baffert
Cozzetti - J. Lezcano, D. Romans
Creative Cause - J. Rosario, M. Harrington
Daddy Nose Best - J. Leparoux, S. Asmussen
Guyanna Star Dweej - A. Solis, D. Shivmangal
I'll Have Another - M. Gutierrez, D. O'Neill
Optimizer - C. Nakatani, D.W. Lukas
Pretension - J. Santiago, C. Grove
Teeth of the Dog - J. Bravo, M. Matz
Tiger Walk - K. Desormeaux. I. Correas
Went the Day Well - J. Velazquez, G. Motion
Zetterholm - J. Alvarado, R. Dutrow
For full 2012 Preakness Stakes analysis, don't miss SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.