Had the horse won at Belmont Park on Saturday, I’ll Have Another would have become the 12th horse to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown by virtue of consecutive victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
So, besides famously becoming the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win all three races, what does I’ll Have Another NOT get now that it can't win the Triple Crown?
In an interesting twist of fate, jockey John Velazquez rode three-year-old horse Animal Kingdom to victory at the 137th Kentucky Derby, held Saturday at Louisville's historic Churchill Downs.
Velazquez was originally scheduled to ride Uncle Mo before the horse was scratched due to a stomach virus. Luckily for him, Velazquez was quickly snatched up by owner Barry Irwin, who needed a replacement aft