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2012 Preakness Wrap

2012 Preakness Wrap

Evan Hammonds recaps the exciting victory by I'll Have Another over Bodemeister in the 2012 Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

Derby deja vu as I'll Have Another runs downs Bodemeister in Preakness

Two weeks ago, J. Paul Reddam's I'll Have Another ran down pacesetter Bodemeister to take the Kentucky Derby under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. On Saturday, I'll Have Another took on that pacesetting rival in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes and gutted out a neck victory to take the second jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico.

Havelock gets up in Hanshin Cup

Overcoming a wide journey through the opening six furlongs, Silverton Hill's homebred Havelock responded to the urgings of jockey Florent Geroux in the stretch to wear down the favored Lonesome Street by a neck in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Hanshin Cup at Arlington Park. An 8-1 chance, Havelock paid $19.60, $8 and $4.40.

Hudson Steele convincing in Dixie

Roger J. Weiss's Hudson Steele, who captured Pimlico's Henry S. Clark Stakes in his return from a year-long layoff, followed up with another convincing display in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Dixie Stakes over the same course. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Javier Castellano, the lukewarm 3-1 favorite enjoyed a perfect rail-skimming trip just behind the leader, angled out turning into the stretch, and put the race away by 2 1/2 lengths.

Awesomemundo guts out Allaire duPont decision

Despite exchanging a hard bump with Love and Pride in midstretch, Natalie J. Baffert's Awesomemundo got her head in front of that rival on the wire to take Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Allaire duPont Distaff Stakes at Pimlico. The Bob Baffert trainee ran to her odds as the 7-5 favorite and paid $4.80, $3.20 and $2.60 for completing 1 1/16 miles on the fast dirt in 1:44 3/5.

Via Villaggio edges Sister Moon in Railbird

Steve Beneto's Via Villaggio accelerated into contention on the far turn and out-dueled Sister Moon to the wire in Saturday's Grade 3, $98,000 Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park, notching her first stakes victory with a half-length tally in the seven-furlong test for sophomore fillies. Martin Pedroza was up on the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained winner.

On Fire Baby fires bullet at Churchill

Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby, most recently fifth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, turned heads at Churchill Downs Saturday during her first work since the big race on the first Friday in May.

Frankel scores a perfect 10 in Lockinge

Neither a seven-month layoff nor a recent injury scare made the slightest dent in Frankel's supremacy, as the undefeated superstar ran away with Saturday's Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Now a perfect 10-for-10, the world's top-ranked racehorse promises to improve off this stellar comeback ? a truly frightening prospect for his rivals.

Dullahan breezes for Belmont

The Dale Romans trainee posted the second fastest of 26 moves at the distance, with the multiple Grade 2-winning filly On Fire Baby recording the bullet in :59 3/5.

Zagora bounces back in Gallorette

Zagora was returning to her sparkling early-season form, when she captured the Grade 3 Endeavour and Grade 3 Hillsborough at Tampa Bay Downs. The Chad Brown mare never had a chance to shine in the Jenny Wiley, considering that she lagged too far behind a desperately slow pace, and wasn't disgraced in fifth.

Todd Pletcher - In Lingerie

Todd Pletcher - In Lingerie

Todd Pletcher talks about In Lingerie's victory in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, including her injury at the start of the race.

Happy Preakness Day

Happy Preakness Day

Mike Gathagan of the Maryland Jockey Club sets the scene for Preakness 137.

Preakness Interview: Barry Irwin

Preakness Interview: Barry Irwin

Steve Haskin talks to Team Valor's Barry Irwin about Went the Day Well's Derby, and his prospects for the Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

Vaccination to Control Equine Influenza During an Outbreak

While vaccination to control equine influenza (EI) in endemic areas is common practice, little is known about the use of early vaccination to eradicate the disease during an outbreak. Researchers recently examined the effect of early vaccination during an outbreak, using the 2007 EI outbreak in Australia, which had previously been free of EI, as a model.

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