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Tell a friend about the Triple Crown
By DRF Now
The Triple Crown is the ultimate test of greatness in sports. If I'll Have Another wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9, he will be only the 12th member of an ultra-exclusive club dating back to 1919. Many have failed where I'll Have Another hopes to succeed. Show your support for his quest to make history by telling a friend about the Triple Crown.
Here are 10 cool facts to share with new fans about I'll Have Another and the Triple Crown:
► I'll Have Another is the ultimate underdog: He has won five of his seven career races and never been favored at any point. He's been the Rodney Dangerfield of racing -- "No Respect!"
► The phrase "Triple Crown" used to describe the Kentucky Derby-Preakness-Belmont stretch of races was popularized by legendary Daily Racing Form columnist Charles Hatton, whose writing career spanned five decades.
► I'll Have Another would be the 12th Triple Crown winner ever and the first of the 21st century.
► I'll Have Another was purchased at auction for only $35,000, a fraction of the usual cost for champion horses.
|5 Ways to Spread The Word|
|1. "Like" this page to post to Facebook|
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|3. Share this page with a friend by filling out the form below. You'll be entered to win a DRF Triple Crown Prize Pack. The more friends you tell, the more entries you'll get! Plus, get 20% off the DRF Belmont Stakes Package|
|4. Temporarily change your Facebook icon to our "We Want Another" button|
|5. Temporarily change your twitter icon to our "We Want Another" button|
► The Belmont Stakes is run at Belmont Park, the longest dirt track in North American racing. It is the oldest of the Triple Crown events, dating back to 1867.
► Secretariat's winning time in the 1973 Belmont Stakes of 2:24 has never been seriously challenged. Only two horses since then have come within 2 seconds of the time -- Easy Goer in 1989 and A.P. Indy in '92. Secretariat's victory by 31 lengths is arguably the most dominant performance in sports history.
► The Triple Crown Trophy was commissioned in 1950 by Cartier but sat unclaimed for 23 years until Secretariat won it in 1973.
► Family matters: The second and third Triple Crown winners were related -- Gallant Fox (1930) was the sire of Omaha, who won the Triple Crown in 1935. Triple Crown winner War Admiral (1937) was related to Seabiscuit by way of Man O'War, who was War Admiral's sire and Seabiscuit's grandsire.
► Nineteen horses that have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness have lost the Belmont, including the past 11.
► There are no living Triple Crown winners. Seattle Slew (1977) was the last to die in 2002.
As much as I would love to see a Triple Crown winner, I don't think this is the year. IMO, Union Rags is stealing money, especially at 5-1 ish. This is the "taylor made Belmont horse". You get a rider who knows this track better than anyone else riding in this race, which makes a huge difference. Mario cannot get to know this track with just a couple mounts leading in. I will be sending it in at the window this Saturday on Union Rags!
This track is fast, I'll have another is noted to come from the back of the racing pack. He will win this race and finally " break the 34 year " Triple Crown " legacy. His rider is awesome (showing up all the other seasoned jockies" go Mario and " I'll have another " to WIN : )
besides "I'LL HAVE ANOTHER" , a safer bet is that BELMONT PARK on Saturday June 9th will have a record crowd ! hope Super Mario and his horse ' have another' great ride left in them.
How Do...'i'll' have another will be the call words at every sports bar when he does NOT become the 12 th triple crown winner BUT it will be noted that at the 12 round of drinks the bar tender and bouncers will be sending the happy losing sports 'men/ women ' on home in a taxie etc...lol.
The average American is too stupid and distracted to play horses. The English have us here; racing over there is taken seriously in the sporting community and is quite popular with the general public. We'd rather watch crap like college basketball.
What's the point? Doing so would just be another chapter in the never-ending Wolf, Wolf story. Getting people interested in horse racing has to be a daily thing that gradually develops a following because people discover that horse racing is so much more fun than mindless computer-generated games and slot machines.
Yeah, I told lost of friends about the horse trying to complete the Triple Crown. What have I told them you ask? Well, that the horse I’ll have Another’s trainer was just sentenced to another 45-day suspension for another positive on one his horses for excessive carbon dioxide. Additionally, the gutless ruling body (California) this time took 2 years to settle this case. That the trainer was previously convicted of milkshaking horses and this is the third time his horses have been found to have excessive amounts of carbon dioxide while racings. I tell them while it’s great that the horse has the chance to complete the triple, does the trainer really deserve to be given such a spotlight with his sketchy past? Wouldn’t a win by him encourage other cheaters to enter the game for fame and fortune to the determent of the sport? I encourage others to avoid racing until such time that the racing boards take control and fix the problems they are well aware of. That the penalties fit the crime, and that the thievery that takes places regarding racing patrons, owners, trainers by cheaters be addressed in a timely manner that provide real penalties for the guilty parties. . Until then I would not suggest to any friends that they use had earned monies to line the pockets of crooks, who the racing board keep allowing the disparage the sport. Bui hey, maybe I’m not the right one to ask to get new fans involved.
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