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Belmont Stakes 2012 Bloodlines: I'll Have Another

I'll Have Another wins the 2012 Kentucky Derby
by Jarrod Horak
 
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with I’ll Have Another.  
 
I’ll Have Another’s sire Flower Alley (by Distorted Humor) raced 14 times from 2004-06. He was on the Triple Crown trail in 2005, finishing 1st in the G2 Lane’s End, 2nd in the G2 Arkansas Derby, and 9th in the G1 Kentucky Derby. He blossomed late in his 3yo season, winning the G1 Travers and landing the place in the G1 BC Classic. He earned more than $2.5 million in his career and in addition to I’ll Have Another he is the sire of grade one winner Lilacs And Lace. His currently stands at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky.
 
Flower Alley’s sire Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner) banked more than $769k in his career, winning such races as the G3 Salvator Mile, G2 Commonwealth, and G3 Ack Ack. He currently stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky for a stud fee of $100k. He has sired numerous stakes winners including Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner Funny Cide, Belmont Stakes/BC Classic hero Drosselmeyer, 2-time G1 Whitney hero Commentator, and G1 Haskell winner Any Given Saturday.  
 
Flower Alley’s dam Princess Olivia (by Lycius) won 3 of 24 starts from 1997-99. She has thrown multiple winners including Tosen Ra (JPN) and Blooming Alley (JPN).   
 
I’ll Have Another’s dam Arch’s Gal Edith (by Arch) won her lone sprint start at Belmont Park in 2005 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.  
 
Arch (by Kris S) won the G1 Super Derby and G3 Fayette in 1998. He has sired 20 graded winners including Archarcharch, Blame, and Hymn Book.   
 
Arch's Gal Edith’s dam Force Five Gal (by Pleasant Tap) captured 3 of 27 starts in the late 1990’s.   
 
I’ll Have Another has won all four of his starts this year and can sweep the Triple Crown for the first time since 1978 with a win in the Belmont Stakes. He shows stamina influences throughout his pedigree, especially in the ten furlong range, and is an obvious threat in the Test of Champions if he is able to fire another big shot in his third start in five weeks.   
 

 

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