I’ll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby 138 and BourbonBlog.com’s own Tom Fischer predicted the win as he was interviewed by Post Parade with The Filly & The Clocker Hosted by Molly Jo Rosen & Bruno DeJulio (interview linked below, listen for Tom about 28 minutes in).
Winning by just 1 1/2 lengths – one of the deepest fields in years – you might wonder what led to such a prediction? The subtle hint of having another bourbon along with a favorite whiskey song by artist Chad Harvey, “Pour Me Another” featured on Bourbon Documentary and available for a free download when you subscribe to our mailing list here and watch it below.
So will I’ll Have Another go to the Preakness Stakes?
While Trainer Doug O’Neill had originally planned to keep I’ll Have Another at Churchhill Downs, he has now decided to ship him to Pimlico tomorrow to begin preparing for the 137th Preakness Stakes being run on May 19 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.
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A record crowd of 165,307 at Churchill Downs watched I’ll Have Another pass one of the favored Bodemeister in the final seconds of the race.
Bodemeister just held the late run of Dullahan to take second with Went the Day Well completing the top four under the wire. Creative Cause came in fifth followed by Liaison, Union Rags, Rousing Sermon, Hansen, Daddy Nose Best, Optimizer, Alpha, El Padrino, Sabercat, Gemologist, Trinniberg, Prospective, Take Charge Indy and Daddy Long Legs.
I’ll Have Another was the ninth favorite in the race. He went off at $15.30 to the dollar, paying $32.60, $13.80 and $9. The $2 exacta with Bodemeister paid $306.60.
Horse photo atop courtesty Reuters, all other photos by Aaron Mikel.