Preakness 2012 Results: Il Villano Wins Chick Lang Stakes At Pimlico

Edit: I'll Have Another wins The Preakness.

The racing card is stacked at Pimlico on Saturday well before the official running of the 2012 Preakness Stakes.

In the President of UAE Cup, the horses raced a one and one-sixteenth mile length on the dirt track. The race was limited to horses four years and up who are North American Arabian-bred and had a winner's purse of $75,000. First place went to T M Fred Texas, who edged out Grilla.

The fifth race of the day was five furlongs on the turf for a purse of $43,000. Wire Funds took the top spot in the race, Coach Fridge placed and Pendulum showed.

In the second six-figure purse of the day, the Chick Lang Stakes was six furlongs on the dirt that paid out $100,000 for Il Villano, owned by Chuck Russo. Trainer Susan Crowell had this to say, according to the official Pimlico website:

"I saw that they were going pretty fast and he sat exactly where I wanted him to. He made his one run on the turn for home, and we were very impressed the way he ran today. I was worried coming in, because he had his little vacation, but he had a couple of good works. We were hopeful. We’ll keep him short and probably head for the Jersey Shore at Monmouth Park."

In the seventh race, Clare Skies Ahead won a one and one-sixteenth miles race on the turf for fillies and mares, taking home $43,000 and beating out Happy Choice and Dixie Dear.

For more on the Preakness, stay tuned to this StoryStream or check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.

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