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Sunday, May 06, 2012

HORSES : I'll Have Another wins 138th Kentucky Derby

I'll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the final furlong to win the Kentucky Derby, winding up in the winner's circle despite a price tag of just $11,000 as a yearling.

The chestnut colt stormed out of post No. 19 -- the first winner from that slot in 138 runnings of the Derby -- and was in mid-pack while Bodemeister set a blistering pace on a hot, muggy afternoon.

I'll Have Another mad his move once the 20-horse field turned for home, and overhauled a tiring Bodemeister to win by 1 ½ lengths.

I'll Have Another paid $32.60 for the win, $13.80 for the place and $9 for the show. Bodemeister, trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, was second and returned $6.20 and $5.60. Dullahan was a neck back in third and paid $7.20 to show.

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