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Double trouble for Triple Crown shot

I'll Have Another's team must defeat the field and unique, grueling Belmont track

Updated: June 7, 2012, 1:11 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- They are a pair to behold, this long-lashed, unknown jockey who cries for joy after victories and might as well list his hometown as Nowheresville, Mexico, rather than Veracruz, and his boss, the wisecracking SoCal-based trainer who wears the hipster straw hat and talks in Valley-speak about being "super excited" and "super pumped."

Mario Gutierrez, 25, is a rookie jockey only when it comes to Triple Crown races, not riding in general. And when you catch lightning in a ...

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