2012 TRIPLE CROWN RACES (Entire Televised Broadcasts)
The last five weeks have taught horse racing fans many lessons; this year marked the 34th straight year without a Triple Crown winner and we will have to wait and see if the feat can be accomplished in the coming years.
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER's absence in the Belmont Stakes left the horse racing world feeling stunned, and it certainly killed the excitement in the air surrounding the race. However, for those of us who watched the race, it provided a thrilling finish that almost made up for I'LL HAVE ANOTHER not being there. The Belmont Stakes was still very exhilerating despite not having a Triple Crown contender in the field, which tells us that horse racing is still exciting without history on the line.
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER came so close to winning the Triple Crown. After mounting two huge comebacks in the first two races, he looked like a lock to win the Belmont Stakes, as he had very few competitors who could even remotely challenge him. However, tendonitis kept him from winning the first Triple Crown in 34 years.
When the next batch of three-year-olds contend for a Triple Crown, it will have been 35 years since AFFIRMED did it in 1978. The Triple Crown looks harder and harder to do every year. This year we learned that you don't just have to beat other horses, but that you also have to beat the pressure and - dare I say it? Fate. The Triple Crown looks like it is next to impossible at this point, and it will take a miracle to win it.
Other notable horses who ran in this year's Triple Crown were DADDY LONG LEGS, OPTIMIZER, TAKE CHARGE INDY, DULLAHAN, BODEMEISTER, ROUSING SERMON, CREATIVE CAUSE, TRINNIBERG, DADDY NOSE BEST, ALPHA, PROSPECTIVE, WENT THE DAY WELL, HANSEN, GEMOLOGIST, EL PADRINO, DONE TALKING, SABERCAT, LIAISON, TIGER WALK, TEETH OF THE DOG, PRETENSION, ZETTERHOLM, COZZETTI, STREET LIFE, UNSTOPPABLE U, ATIGUN, RAVALO'S SOY, FIVE SIXTEEN, GUYANA STAR DWEEJ, PAYNTER, MY ADONIS and many more!
(9 Hours and 41 Minutes)
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