Kentucky Derby 2012 Winner I’ll Have Another
Winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby, I’ll Have Another, is on his way to Maryland today for the second leg of the Triple Crown. After Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, all attention is now turned towards the Preakness.
I’ll Have Another beat the highly regarded Bodemeister owned by Bill Baffert. The chestnut colt won the 138th Run For The Roses won the race by holding back out of gate number 19 and running like hell in the final furlong. I’ll Have Another was set at 15-1 odds for the 2012 Kentucky Derby. He paid $32.60 for a straight win bet. I’ll Have Another ran 1 1-4 miles in 2:01.83
Rookie Jockey Mario Gutierrez said he know I’ll Have Another would be the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby. “He’s an amazing horse. I kept telling everybody, from the first time I met him, I knew he was the one. I knew he was good,” Gutierrez said. “I said in an interview, even if they allowed me to pick from the whole rest of the field, I would have stayed with him, 100 percent, no doubt about it.”
I’ll Have Another will surely compete against many familiar contenders in the upcoming May 19 Preakness. If he wins the second leg of The Triple Crown, he’d be the first since Big Brown in 2008.