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2012 Preakness Odds: Bodemeister Still The Favorite

The running of the 137th Preakness Stakes will take place on Saturday afternoon from Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, MD. The field is quite strong and the purse is very large for the winner.

I'll Have Another won the first leg of the Triple Crown, a title that has not been won since 1978. Despite being the favorite at the Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister finished in second place by a few legs. He will be the favorite once again in Saturday's race.

Here are the updated odds for the field, courtesy of Odds Shark.

Post Position - Horse - Morning Line
1 - Tiger Walk - 33/1
2 - Teeth of the Dog - 15/1
3 - Pretension - 33/1
4 - Zetterholm - 22/1
5 - Went The Day Well- 6/1
6 - Creative Cause - 7/1
7 - Bodemeister - 7/4
8 - Daddy Nose Best - 14/1
9 - I'll Have Another- 5/2
10 - Optimizer - 33/1
11 - Cozzetti - 33/1

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.