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2012 Preakness: Post Time, Odds And More

The second leg of the American horse racing Triple Crown is set to be held on Saturday, May 19, as I'll Have Another looks to move closer to making history. Though the Preakness isn't dubbed the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports like the Kentucky Derby is, it's still pretty fast -- especially since it's a shorter track compared to Churchill Downs. Post time is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET locally in Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. CT for those in the Dallas area. If you're planning on catching the action live, you'd better be by your television by then.

Though official odds won't be listed until Wednesday night after post positions are drawn, Bodemeister is the early favorite to win the race. Bodemeister set record times during the Kentucky Derby, but faded toward the end of the race, allowing I'll Have Another to steal the race from him. With the Preakness being a shorter track, Bodemeister is in prime position to capture one of horse racing's biggest titles at the 2012 Preakness.

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