The 2012 Preakness is nearly here and it looks like yet another strong field this time around. I'll Have Another took home the first leg of the Triple Crown, which has not been won since 1978 by Affirmed. Bodemeister was a heavy favorite at The Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, but fell short by a few feet to finish in second place. He will be the favorite once again at the Preakness on Saturday.
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.