Horse I'll Have Another Aims for Triple CrownWritten by Planet Fashion TV 08 June 2012
"I'll Have Another" drew the No. 11 post for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, where he'll attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.
Even if you are not a horse racing fan, you’ll want to be in front of a television on Saturday evening. You may see history in the making: A horse may win the Triple Crown.
A horse earns the Triple Crown by winning the three most important races of the year: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.
A horse named I’ll Have Another has already won the first two big races of 2012. The 3-year-old colt (that means the horse is a boy) surprised a field of better-known contenders at the Derby and then came from behind to catch another favorite, Bodemeister, at the finish in a heart-pounding Preakness last month.
I’ll Have Another is a terrific story. He was not expected to be a great horse, but he gets better with every race. That’s a good lesson for kids and their coaches. Sometimes athletes (and racehorses) develop at different paces. It’s not always easy to pick out the best ones at an early age.
The horse’s jockey, Mario Gutierrez, is a surprise, too. He was an unknown rider who bounced around smaller tracks in Canada before he hopped aboard I’ll Have Another. Gutierrez has ridden his horse like a master in both big races.
So it would be great if I’ll Have Another wins Saturday. But it will be tough. The Belmont Stakes is the longest race in the Triple Crown — 1 1 / 2 miles. Seven horses in the past 15 years have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to lose their chance for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
Check out Pictures from the 2012 138th Kentucky Derby. Are we going to witness history?
"I'll Have Another" horse number 19 winning ticket from the Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby 2012 Hat - Photos by Jennifer Zamiara / 4 Moments Photography
Kentucky Derby 2012 Horse - Photos by Jennifer Zamiara / 4 Moments Photography
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