Belmont Stakes 2012: Looking Back at Other Triple Crown Contenders

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Belmont Stakes 2012: Looking Back at Other Triple Crown Contenders
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On June 9, the racing world will be on the edge of its seat as I'll Have Another attempts to win the first Triple Crown since 1978. I'll Have Another ends a four-year Triple Crown attempt drought that goes back to Big Brown in 2008. However, an attempt at the Crown isn't extremely rare in horse racing. Since 1990, six others have joined the two in the attempt at the Triple Crown. While some of these horses stopped racing after the Triple Crown challenge, others continued racing—some past their three-year-old season.

The seven Triple Crown contenders all bring an interesting career to the plate when looking back on Triple Crown history so here's a look back at what they pulled off on the track that many others couldn't come close to achieving.

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