Kentucky Derby 2012 Winner: I'll Have Another Chases Down Bodemeister For Win

Entering the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister and Union Rags — who went off at 4-1 and 5-1, respectively — were expected to duel for the win in the 128th Run for the Roses. But I'll Have Another, far less popular at at 15-1, closed hard in the final lengths to score an upset.

Bodemeister had the lead heading around the back stretch, setting an excellent pace, with Trinniberg and Hansen behind, and all three horses stayed near the front of the pack into the race's final furlongs, but I'll Have Another stalked Bodemeister and pipped him by half a length at the finish.

I'll Have Another will have a chance to continue the pursuit of the 2012 Triple Crown at the 2012 Preakness Stakes.

For more on the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2012 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come will have analysis of I'll Have Another's Triple Crown chances, and has A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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