Everyone loves rooting for the Triple Crown in horse racing, and that’s probably the reason the following prop bet is available at BetOnline.
Considering there hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed did it in 1978, the odds seem a little low on “Yes,” don’t they?
That’s 33 years we’ve gone without a Triple Crown winner, and you’re only going to get 6-to-1 on your money if you correctly predict that it happens in 2012?
But it’s not like you should really lay the juice on it not to happen, either. After all, if a horse wins the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, you’ll be the only person in America cheering against it when the Belmont Stakes rolls around in June.
We haven’t seen a winner since 1978, but we’ve had no shortage of “close calls.” Here’s a list of horses who have come close since Affirmed did it more than three decades ago.
|2012||I'll Have Another||Didn't race|
By the way, Sportsbook’s odds on specific horses to win the Triple Crown aren’t much more enticing.
Union Rags +1000
I’ll Have Another +5000
Creative Cause +6000
Take Charge Indy +7500
El Padrino +8500
Daddy Long Legs +10000
Daddy Nose Best +10000
Went The Day Well +12500
Done Talking +17500
Rousing Sermon +20000