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Triple Crown Dreams Often Dashed At Belmont

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Birdstone (R) with jockey Edgar Prado aboard beats out Smarty Jones (L) and jockey Stewart Elliott to win the 136th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park 05 June 2004. Birdstone denied the chance for Smarty Jones to win the Triple Crown.
Birdstone (R) with jockey Edgar Prado aboard beats out Smarty Jones (L) and jockey Stewart Elliott to win the 136th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park 05 June 2004. Birdstone denied the chance for Smarty Jones to win the Triple Crown.

-- Since Affirmed last won horse racing's Triple Crown in 1978, 11 3-year-olds have won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness - but fallen short in the Belmont Stakes. I'll Have Another will try to snap that streak on June 9.

A look at how the last 11 thoroughbreds with a chance to win the Triple Crown ran at Belmont:

(All Captions Via AP)

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