When the championship thoroughbred 'I'll Have Another' lines up in the starting gate for the running of the 144th Belmont Stakes on June 9th, he'll be staring down 34 years of failure. Since 'Affirmed' won the last Triple Crown in 1978, 11 horses have entered the Belmont with a chance to do the same, achieving racing's highest honor by finishing first in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
None have succeeded.
With history on the line, the experts figure that 'I'll Have Another' has only the chance of a coin flip standing between him and racing immortality.
The Belmont Stakes will be aired live on KSEE24, coverage begins at 1:30 p.m.
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