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Triple Crown: Smarty Jones, Real Quiet

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on May 14, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 – Part Six

2. Smarty Jones (2004)

Smarty Jones is generally the first horse that springs to most minds when it comes to recent near misses at the Belmont Stakes. Perhaps no horse since 1978 has captured the public's imagination as strongly as the little colt from Pennsylvania. Smarty’s road to the Kentucky Derby was a strange one.

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Triple Crown: Funny Cide, Spectacular Bid

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on May 14, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Five of Six

4. Funny Cide (2003)

The first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby in 74 years and the only New York-bred horse to ever win, Funny Cide was given little chance to come out on top, but it was nothing personal - Kentucky's own Empire Maker was the overwhelming favorite to win at 6-5...

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Triple Crown: Sunday Silence, War Emblem, Silver Charm

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on May 10, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Four of Six

7. Sunday Silence (1989)

Unlike the previous two selections, Sunday Silence was not ignored by any means. Picked by the experts from the outset as one of the favorites in the Derby, the California-bred horse was nonetheless overshadowed by the media's favorite and East Coast darling Easy Goer, the U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old...

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Triple Crown: Alysheba, Charismatic

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on May 9, 2012

33 Years of Hearbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Three of Six

9. Alysheba (1987)

A virtually ignored horse before the Derby, Alysheba had a terrific pedigree, as the son of 1978's Alydar, but had only won one of his first nine races and was the bettors' sixth choice at 8-1. However, he reached his peak at the right time...

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Triple Crown: Afleet Alex, Pleasant Colony

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on May 8, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Two of Six

11. Afleet Alex (2005)

The only horse on this list that lost the Kentucky Derby and went on to win the Preakness and Belmont, Afleet Alex's chance to win the Triple Crown ended early on in the racing season, but his powerful efforts in the Preakness and Belmont ushered in countless thoughts of "what if" after the season ended.

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Triple Crown: Big Brown

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on May 8, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part One of Six

In June of 1978, Florida-trained thoroughbred Affirmed held off a late charge by Alydar and won the Belmont Stakes, securing the 11th Triple Crown in U.S. horse racing history. As Affirmed was the third Triple Crown winner in a six-year stretch...

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Retirement for Havre de Grace

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on April 26, 2012

With an overall record of 9-4-5 in 16 starts, and career earnings of $2,586,175, Havre de Grace took Horse of the Year honors in 2011, becoming the third female to earn the honor. Fans were no doubt looking forward to seeing her thunder down the track next week in Churchill's Grade II La Troienne on the Kentucky Oaks card...

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Mixed Emotions On World Cup Night

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on April 2, 2012

The best and worst of horse racing was on show at Meydan on Saturday. For whatever reason the Dubai Gold Cup seemed cursed as Fox Hunt suffered a fatal injury and was left stricken on the straight leaving the stewards no choice but to abandon the race...

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Four-Year-Old Frankel Going Strong

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on March 29, 2012

Having crossed the finish line first nine times in nine starts, Frankel will be racing as a four-year-old in the 2012 flat racing calendar starting with the one-mile Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on 19 May...

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Why Cheltenham is Still Spring’s Most Popular Event

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on March 12, 2012

Long considered the jewel in the crown of National Hunt racing, the Cheltenham Festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup are as popular as ever with horse racing aficionados the world over. The first organised flat race took place in 1815...

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