Union Rags' victory at the Belmont Stakes ends the 2012 Triple Crown races. We came incredibly close to seeing I'll Have Another capture the Triple Crown after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but a leg injury kept him out of the Belmont.
The last five weeks have taught horse racing fans many lessons, but these are the top five.
This year marked the 34th straight year without a Triple Crown winner, and we will have to wait and see if the feat can be accomplished in the coming years.
However, these are the lessons to take away from the 2012 Triple Crown.