I’ll Have Another seeks 1st Triple Crown since 1978

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KY Derby and Preakness winner

I'll Have Another edges out Bodemeister, copyright Eclipse Sportswire

I’ll Have Another seeks to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he goes to the post in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. After a surprising win at odds of 15-1 in the Kentucky Derby, I’ll Have Another proved that was no fluke with an even more impressive victory in the Preakness Stakes last Saturday.

The talented Bob Baffert colt Bodemeister was loose on an uncontested lead through moderate fractions, as I’ll Have Another stalked in third behind Creative Cause. Turning for home jockey Mario Gutierrez made his move aboard the Kentucky Derby winner, and I’ll Have Another responded by cutting into Bodemeister’s lead with each stride. He caught him yards from the wire, and the result…now we will have party on the second Saturday in June in Elmont, New York!

New Yorkers come out in throngs when a Triple Crown bid is on the line, and June 9 will be no exception. Belmont Park will be packed to the rafters, and the outside picnic area will be overflowing.

Who will stand in the colt’s way? The leading threats will be Fountain of Youth winner Union Rags and Bluegrass Stakes winner Dullahan, who was a good third in the Kentucky Derby. Will I’ll Have Another become the first Triple Crown winner since the mighty Affirmed in 1978? Find out on June 9th!

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