Eleven have succeeded.
Eleven since the last to do it have failed.
On Saturday, I’ll Have Another will try to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and end a 34-year drought, the longest since Sir Barton first won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont States in 1919.
The bargain of a colt — he fetched a measly $35,000 at sale — has fared well in training at Belmont so far, trainer Doug O’Neill says.
“He jogged great, galloped super,” O’Neill said last week. “I noticed every day he’s cooling out even quicker. He seems like he loves it here, and he’s really getting used to the oval and getting used to the footing, and I couldn’t be happier with the way he’s going.”