2011 Triple Crown Odds - Will a horse win the 2011 Triple Crown?
2011 Triple Crown Betting Odds - Will a horse win the 2011 Triple Crown? - After the Kentucky Derby, horse racing bettors are always pondering the notion of whether the Derby could possibly win the Preakness Stakes odds and Belmont afterward. Speculation about Triple Crown Odds possibilities is going to happen in many cases, especially if the winner is very impressive. Hey, it's tough enough for the Derby winner to also win the Preakness OR the Belmont. To win all three Triple Crown Picks races, well, that hasn't happened since 1978. In a special horse racing betting prop, the odds against it are -1100, with a price of +700 paying out if the feat is accomplished.
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Will a horse win the 2011 Triple Crown?
As is well-known, there has not been a Triple Crown winner since 1978, although a lot of thoroughbreds since then have created excitement and anticipation among horse racing bettors that there would be. The very next year after Affirmed swept all three races in '78, Spectacular Bid had many believing that they would witness the third Triple Crown winner in a row and fourth in a seven-year period (after Secretariat in '73, Seattle Slew in '77 and Affirmed). But Spectacular Bid, ridden by Ronnie Franklin, did no better than third place. That same fate befell Pleasant Colony in 1981, and in 1987, after winning both the Derby and the Preakness, Alysheba didn't even hit the board (4th place).
Sunday Silence thrilled horse racing bettors with four historic encounters against Easy Goer in 1989, winning the Derby, Preakness and Breeders Cup Classic. But the California colt came up short - way short, in fact - in the Belmont, as Easy Goer, with a lot of New York supporters, romped home by eight lengths.
It wasn't until 1997 that another horse crated the suspense of a true Triple Crown bid. And Silver Charm almost got there, but finished just a half a length behind Touch Gold. Real Quiet got even closer the next year, losing in a photo finish at the Belmont to Victory Gallop, and no doubt a lot of horse racing bettors were punching the walls after that one. Then in 1999, Charismatic was third in the Belmont after wins in the Derby and Preakness.
War Emblem never had a chance, stumbling at the start on his way to an also-ran finish in 2002; Funny Cide didn't get there either in 2003, with a third-place finish in the Belmont, and then Smarty Jones, with his Philadelphia connections, got very close but fell a single length short of Birdstone in the 2004 Belmont.
One of the more heart-breaking bids came just three years ago, when Big Brown, a monster of a horse who was named in honor of UPS, had a cracked hoof and got pulled up coming down the stretch, failing to finish and crushing a lot of horse racing bettors who had their money on him to break the 30-year drought.
Almost every year there is a standout three-year-old, left over more often than not from an eye-opening juvenile season, but as history has shown Kentucky Derby Odds bettors, especially in recent decades, there's a long way from that point to the Triple Crown. Uncle Mo, the dominant winner of last year's Breeders Cup Juvenile and a +350 shot to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby in horse racing betting, is finding that out now. Check out the latest Triple Crown Odds and 2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders