I'll Have Another and 25-year-old jockey Mario Gutierrez are one win away from capturing the first Triple Crown in 34 years after once again chasing down Bodemeister and winning the 2012 Preakness Stakes.
The jockey and horse have now captured the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and stand a win at the 2012 Belmont Stakes away from the greatest achievement in horse racing, the ever-elusive Triple Crown.
It has been 34 years since Affirmed swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont to become the 11th horse to win the Triple Crown. Since that time, 11 horses have won both the Derby and Preakness with a chance for glory at Belmont and failed, most recently Big Brown in 2008 and Smarty Jones in 2004.
The 2012 Belmont Stakes will take place in three weeks, on June 9th at Belmont Park in New York.
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