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Published on May 6, 2012
Six months of preparation. Two minutes of racing. The winner of the Kentucky Derby secures a place in the annals of horse racing history, while those that finish behind can only wonder "what if"? The connections of 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another will bask in their Derby glory for a short amount of time and then begin preparations for the Preakness on May 19th, in an attempt to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win all three legs of the Triple Crown.
A horse gets one shot to win the biggest prize in American racing but their Derby fate is determined in a matter of seconds. A bad start, traffic problems, racing wide on the turns - any number of factors can render a top contender to also-ran status in the blink of an eye during the Kentucky Derby. The horses that are able to avoid or overcome those problems are the ones that get their picture taken at the end of the race.