With longshot, Orb, taking the Kentucky Derby this past Saturday it marks the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, but it also marks the 35th year since the last Triple Crown champion. When Affirmed won the crown in 1978, few people could have guessed how long we would have to wait for the next Triple Crown winner. While horses have come close in recent years, none have come close to replicating the winning form of Affirmed or Secretariat, perhaps the most famous horse of all time. Activ8Social takes a closer look at the Triple Crown with “A Race Against History”.
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I’ll Have Another overtook Bodemeister, blazing down the stretch to win the Preakness in the final strides Saturday and keep alive his hopes of winning the Triple Crown. In a race that was a virtual repeat of the Kentucky Derby finish, I’ll Have Another raced from behind to beat pace-setter Bodemeister. In the rematch, I’ll Have Another won by a neck after winning the Derby by 1½ lengths. I’ll Have Another now has a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The Belmont Stakes, the last of the Triple Crown races, is June 9.