Two weeks ago I introduced an American Thoroughbred horse by the name of I’ll Have Another who won the Kentucky Derby. Well, true to his name he took another, but this time it was at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Similar to the Kentucky Derby, I’ll Have Another did not take to the front of the pack until the last seconds of the race, but this time the colt never fell below fourth. The majority of the race was dominated by the first four horses–Bodemeister, Creative Cause, Pretension, and I’ll Have Another. The four horses stayed in this order until they reached the end of second turn, where I’ll Have Another slipped in front of Pretension. As we all saw in the Kentucky Derby, the second turn and the home stretch is where I’ll Have Another truly performs.
At a minute and thirty five in the video you can see the colt really put it into overdrive. From this moment on is what I am delegating the TicketCity Play of the Week. In watching the horses stampede down the home stretch, I’ll Have Another and his cockeyed running stance tells it all. Determination and heart seem to be pouring out of the horse as he easily passes Creative Cause and sets his sights on Bodemeister, who had maintained the number one spot for the entire race.
The last 200 yards I’ll Have Another is literally stepping on the heels of Bodemeister and closing the gap quickly. At the 100 yard marker the two horses are nearly neck and neck and set up for what is sure to be a photo finish to the race. And a photo finish is exactly what it was as I’ll Have Another crosses the finish line by the length of his head before Bodemeister. This win gives the colt the second leg in the Triple Crown, only the 33rd horse to ever win the double. If he sees a win at the Belmont Stakes in June, I’ll Have Another will definitely go down in the record books as it has been 34 years since the last Triple Crown winner. If the Belmont Stakes is anything like its preceding races, it is sure to be an exciting one that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss your chance to witness history June 9 at the Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont, New York. Get your Belmont Stakes tickets today from TicketCity for the chance to witness history in the making.
Here is your TicketCity Play of the Week:
( The home stretch starts at 1:35 where I’ll Have Another gives us this week’s play.)