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Belmont Stakes Preview Part I

The Triple Crown has become like the quest for the Holy Grail. Many have sought it, most have never came close, and the few who got within arm's length let it slip through their delicate German fingers.

For 36 years the Triple Crown has gone unclaimed. Will that streak be extended to 37? Or do we finally have one worthy of its splendor? California Chrome has looked the part in his Kentucky Derby and Preakness wins, but the Belmont's mile and a half run is a different beast.

Can he tame it? What will his competition have to say about the matter? Let's find out.

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Previewing the Preakness Field

You don't often hear a lot of talk about sex appeal in regard to horses.

Except in big time horse races; races like the Preakness.

Just maybe not this year's edition.

Ten horses will take to the Pimlico Starting gate on Saturday, with only two under 10/1 on the morning line, and only one of that pair entering off a win.  That horse is, of course, California Chrome - the reigning Kentucky Derby champion, prohibitive 3/5 favorite, and the horse of the race.

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John Velazquez And Palace Malice Steal Saratoga Show

It was another gorgeous day at historic Saratoga Race Course and the fans filed in early.  What would they see?  History and a Triple Crown race winner steal the show.

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Orb Draws Rail For Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner and Triple Crown threat Orb drew post-position #1 and the rail for the upcoming Preakness in Maryland.  What does this mean?  Let's take a look at why it matters, why it doesn't matter and a final thought.  

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Orb’s Triple Crown Chances

Orb won the Kentucky Derby.  Right after that, whenever any horse wins, you will hear horse racing fans say, "Well, this horse has a great chance to win the Triple Crown."  Well of course it does.  You have to win the Derby in order to win The Preakness in order to win the Belmont Stakes.  But Orb really does have an awesome chance, and here are the reasons why.  

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Union Rags Wins Belmont Stakes

In the looming shadow of I'll Have Another's absence, it was Union Rags coming along the rail to claim the 2012 Belmont Stakes.

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Belmont Stakes: Race Predictions & What to Bet After I’ll Have Another’s Scratch

Following the crushing scratch of I'll Have Another just a day ahead of what was supposed to be a historic race, what should you expect from, and whom should you bet on in, this now eleven horse field? Check it out below.

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I’ll Have Another Scratches From Belmont

In a shocking and downright depressing turn of events, I'll Have Another - the Triple Crown hopeful - has scratched from Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

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Belmont Stakes Preview Part 2 – Race Predictions & What to Bet

In the second installment of our Belmont Stakes preview, we break down our expectations of the race, and give you some helpful betting suggestions.  For a brief look at each of the entrants in the race, and a full audio preview, click the respective links at the bottom of this article.

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Belmont Stakes Preview Part 1 – Betting Possibilities for Entire Field

On Saturday, I'll Have Another will take to theBelmont Stakes for a run at horse racing history.  He'll face eleven other horses in his quest for the Triple Crown.  Below, we give a brief description of each horse, and list what - from a betting stand point - you can do with each.

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I’ll Have Another Wins Preakness

In a gutsy performance, the Derby winner has done it again.  He ran down another impossibly brilliant run of Bodemeister to win the Preakness and take us to Belmont with Triple Crown hopes very much alive. @JoeBianchino

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The Belmont Stakes – An Amateur’s Thoughts and Predictions

Now.  I know what you're thinking.  "The Belmont?  Who cares?"  Well I care! And you should too!  Even though there is no chance of a Triple Crown winner emerging from Saturday's race, the rubber match between Shackleford and Animal Kingdom will certainly be a great watch.  Here are my thoughts on the race:

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