Belmont Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another Will Gallop into History with Victory

Talib BabbCorrespondent IJune 6, 2012

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 05:  Triple Crown hopefull I'll Have Another is bathed after a morning workout at Belmont Park on June 5, 2012 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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One more win at Saturday's Belmont Stakes and I'll Have Another will make history. I'll Have Another will be only the 12th horse to complete the Triple Crown, the first to do it since 1978.

He is the favorite to win with 7-5 odds, and those odds are respectfully deserved. He is the hottest horse on the track right now. However, the pressure is on.

Forty-five horses have won two of the three Triple Crown races. And 21 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, but felt the agonizing defeat of losing the Belmont Stakes.

The last horse to win the Derby and Preakness and fall in the Belmont Stakes was Big Brown in 2008. Big Brown had the chance of making history, but in the Belmont Stakes he finished last.

Big Brown became the first Triple Crown hopeful to finish last on the third leg. However, it was discovered that he had an injury suffered the week of from training. I'll Have Another's trainers will be cautious when training with him this week. 

I'll Have Another also has more competition in this race. My Adonis will run in the Belmont Stakes and will be ridden by Ramon Dominguez. My Adonis is not a pushover—he finished third in his last start in May. He is expected to give I'll Have Another a run for his money.

I''ll Have Another's camp knows what they are up against in the Belmont Stakes. They also know that they have a golden opportunity here. With I'll Have Another being the favorite, he and his camp are expected to seize the moment.