Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another turned in another strong gallop as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
670 The Score is proud to announce live coverage of the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 9, as I’ll Have Another attempts to become the first horse to capture the elusive Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.
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Questions remain over whether winning the Triple Crown can reinvigorate a sport that has experienced precipitous drops in fan interest, gambling dollars and prestige in the American sports landscape.
There have been 30 horses who came into the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown. Eleven succeeded in taking the Triple Crown, and 19 came up short in the final leg.
“My own experience has been that when we are overwhelming favorites, we always lose,” J. Paul Reddam said Wednesday.
The Belmont Stakes is this weekend and Long Island is already counting the blessings of having one of the largest sporting events in the world in the Tri-State Area.
Union Rags, along with Derby third-place finisher Dullahan, are given the best chances of knocking off 4-5 morning-line favorite I’ll Have Another. Dullahan is 5-1, Union Rags 6-1 in the 12-horse field.
I’ll Have Another will begin his bid to win the Triple Crown by breaking from the No. 11 post in the Belmont Stakes.
Belmont racetrack workers have struck a tentative labor deal with the New York Racing Association to head off a possible strike on the eve of a Triple Crown bid, a union official said Wednesday.
I’ll Have Another will have one more rival in the Belmont Stakes. The owners of My Adonis said Tuesday that their colt would run in Saturday’s 1 1/2-mile race, bringing the prospective field to 12.
The 25-year-old jockey made his first trip to the Big Apple on Tuesday. Gutierrez and the colt will try to win the Triple Crown for the first time in 34 years on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.
Fans around the world will be focused on the New York metropolitan area as it hosts at least four and maybe five major events.
The 49-year-old trainer could take two shots at knocking off Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another in Saturday’s 1 1/2-mile race.
Photos from the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
Photos from the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY.
Photos of Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another.
Previews to the 2012 Belmont Stakes
Photos from the 137th Preakness Stakes
Photos from the 2012 Kentucky Derby