‘I’ll Have Another’ Upset Please

In yesterday’s Kentucky Derby, racing fans watched as the favorites to win, Bob Baffert’s Bodemeister and Michael Matz’s Union Rags struggled to make an impression on the field. Leading the pack in the last big push for the win, Ill Have Another, an extremely long shot nosed ahead for a stellar finish. Ill Have Another is the first horse to win from post 19 at the Kentucky Derby,often referred to as the ominous  ‘long long shot’ spot racing.

Image courtesy of the LA Times.

As fans gear up for the second leg of the Triple Crown, perhaps they will be more apt to bet on far-reaching long shots like Ill Have Another in the upcoming Preakness Stakes at Pimlico racetrack in Maryland. If the horse succeeds, Ill Have Another will be the first 3 year-old to sweep the Triple Crown since racing star Affirmed in 1978.

Alydar racing Affirmed in the Belmont Stakes, 1978. Image courtesy of Sports Video Daily

Both chestnut colts created huge upsets in the racing world, and though they come from vastly different pedigrees look hauntingly similar:

Affirmed. Image courtesy of fanpop

Ill Have Another. Image courtesy of VividSeats Facebook.

Is this just a coincidence, or could we be looking at the second coming of an ‘Affirmed’ champion as we turn the corner for the next lap of the Triple Crown?

Tell me in the comments below!

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One thought on “‘I’ll Have Another’ Upset Please

  1. Beth says:

    My passing appreciation with horse racing is tainted by the knowledge of how dirty that industry can be. The upper-echelon horses are pampered and treated better than most people treat their own children but not so for many others. I don’t know what to think…

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