I'll Have Another Wins Preakness, Forcing All Of Us To Watch The Belmont Stakes In Three Weeks

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I'll Have Another nosed out a Preakness Stakes victory over Bodemeister with a late surge, ruining plans of a million Americans who'd scheduled something other than watching horse racing on June 9th.

The win puts the Triple Crown at stake in New York for the first time since 2008. 11 horses have won the first two legs since the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, and each time the nation stood still to watch them fail in the wake of canceled plans and changed appointments. I'll Have Another promises to the do the same, but will he leave the country disappointed like those who came before him? It doesn't matter, you've already decided to watch. [NBC]