I'll Have Another had to come from way behind around the final turn of Saturday's Preakness to keep its dream of a Triple Crown alive. The horse spent much of the race in fourth, while Preakness favorite Bodemeister had what looked to a commanding lead.
I'll Have Another charged from behind through the final turn. The horse took the outside lane and started charging towards Bodemeister. It was quickly a two horse race, and I'll Have Another caught up just in time to pass Bodemeister by a nose. It was enough to avoid a photo finish.
The finish was reminiscent of this year's Kentucky Derby because the exact same thing happened: I'll Have Another took it after coming from behind to beat the favorite, Bodemeister. The last time a horse completed the Triple Crown was when Affirmed won it all in 1978.
(Correction: the first version of this post incorrectly stated the Preakness was the longest race of the Triple Crown. Sorry.)
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