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Racing history put on hold

Updated: June 8, 2012, 4:12 PM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

ELMONT, N.Y. -- A dozen 3-year-olds have left the Triple Crown waiting in vain for a new champion in the 34 years since Affirmed swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and their defeats have taken many forms. They have been denied in white-knuckle, gut-wrenching stretch drives; undone by a stumbling start; derailed by misjudged rides, wounds inflicted by safety pins and performances so uncharacteristic that they defied explanation. But none before I'll Have Another saw the Triple ...

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