The 2012 Triple Crown begins with the 138th Kentucky Derby. The Running of the Roses will be followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, as the quest for the first Triple Crown in 34 years begins.
The field for this year's Kentucky Derby is unbelievably talented, and that is a sign for how we can expect the Preakness and Belmont Stakes to be as well.
The US Triple Crown of horse-racing has not been held since 1978, when Affirmed took the prestigious title.
The Triple Crown seems like a more distant idea with every passing year, but will 2012 be the year the drought ends? Read on to find out.