Thursday, June 7, 2012

Triple crown

  • NEW YORK — By Saturday night, the horse racing world will know if a chestnut colt named I'll Have Another has done what 11 other contenders have failed to do since 1978: Win the Triple Crown.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • NEW YORK - The Triple Crown. Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. So tough only 11 horses have won it, none in 34 years, by far the longest gap ever.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • Belmont Stakes betting may double at Las Vegas sports books from a year ago, buoyed by I'll Have Another's potential to be thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner in 34 years and Manny Pacquiao's world championship boxing match.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • ELMONT, N.Y.
  • (Calgary Herald)
  • Saturday in the Belmont Stakes, Ill Have Another will become either the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown or the 12th to fall short in New York since Affirmed accomplished the feat in 1978.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • ELMONT, N.Y. - For every Triple Crown hopeful, there is a longshot horse and jockey liable to dash the dream. The drought of a horse sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes has lasted 34 years.
  • (Star-Banner)
  • NEW YORK — Three-quarters of a length from winning a Triple Crown one year, a scant nose from allowing someone else to win it the next.
  • (Florida Times-Union)
  • ELMONT, N.Y. — There's nothing in sports quite like the roar and electricity as horses turn for home in the Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown on the line.
  • (Washington Times)
  • Though American racing fans have been waiting for a Triple Crown since 1978, the English have them beat. No horse has won the English Triple Crown for colts since 1970.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • There have been 30 horses who came into the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown. Eleven succeeded in sweeping the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont, and 19 came up short in the final leg.
  • (Myfoxorl and O)

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