Triple Crown Will Be Tough for I'll Have Another

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Possessing a moniker familiar to infield revelers and non-racing fans alike, I’ll Have Another will be a popular favorite to duplicate his Kentucky Derby performance in the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, on May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

With the shift in action to Baltimore, talk of a potential Triple Crown sweep always arises, unless the results of the Derby are seemingly fluky. From this angle, it appears I’ll Have Another’s victory was no such thing. However, 18 horses have won two-thirds of the Triple Crown since Affirmed last turned the trick in 1978, which suggests none of the three classics can be taken for granted.

From the viewpoint of one who did not have...

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