Smarty Jones and the Jinx of 'Two Out of Three'

In five of the past seven years, a 3-year-old thoroughbred horse has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to lose the Belmont Stakes and fail in the quest for racing's Triple Crown. This year, the talented and undefeated Smarty Jones has racing fans hoping and expecting that the jinx will be broken. No horse has won the Triple Crown since 1978. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.

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