'I'll Have Another' & Triple Crown Matchup Could Mean First Win in 34 Years! (VIDEO)
And they're off! Tomorrow's Belmont Stakes will be one of the most anxiously watched races ever, with I'll Have Another poised to be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 -- 1978!! Can you believe it? Eleven horses have come thisclose to achieving the ultimate feat in racing since then (winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness) but not a single one has conquered all three.
I'll Have Another could be just hours away from making horse racing history!
Unless, of course, the Belmont track proves to be his downfall, as with so many others. What makes this track so tricky?
The one-and-a-half mile dirt track at Belmont Park is longer than most, and the final stretch begins about one quarter of a mile earlier than jockeys generally prefer. So what works on other tracks won't necessarily equal victory at Belmont.
But jockey Mario Gutierrez says he "did his homework" before the Preakness, so hopefully he'll be hitting the books tonight, too. Because it's about damn time for another Triple Crown Winner!! Seriously!
Let's do this thing!
Do you think I'll Have Another will win the Triple Crown tomorrow?
UPDATE: Since this post was published, I'll Have Another
was scratched from the Belmont Stakes because of a leg injury.
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