Infographic: Challenge of the Triple Crown

Many horses and riders have taken to Belmont Park with Triple Crown hopes. Few have won it. AP Photo/Peter Morgan

The news shocked the sports world Friday. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another will not race at the Belmont, forgoing a chance at the elusive Triple Crown.

How elusive is it? Only 11 horses have won the three-legged race, none since 1978. In this detailed illustration for Playbook, InfographicWorld.com goes deep inside the history of this challenging prize, a history that will go unaltered for at least one more year.

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