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June 8th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

UPDATED: 'I'll Have Another' ready for Belmont? Horse's owner Paul Reddam on the pressure of the Triple Crown

UPDATED: After the segment originally aired this morning, news broke that "I'll Have Another" scratched from Belmont and won't be running in the race. Get the latest from CNN's "This Just In" blog.

Paul Reddam, owner of the race horse "I'll Have Another," on going for the Triple Crown at this year's Belmont Stakes.


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Triple Crown drinks: How to make each race's official drink
Mint Juleps are the drink of choice for the Kentucky Derby. Learn how to make one and the other Triple Crown drinks below.
May 4th, 2012
08:47 AM ET

Triple Crown drinks: How to make each race's official drink

The Triple Crown of horse racing is known for it's three jewels...and it's three drinks. This morning we are learning how to make the original drinks for each race.

We've done the Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, we also talked about the Black-Eyed Susan for the preakness and the Belmont Breeze for the Belmont.

Want to make these drinks at home for yourself? Check out the recipes here.

Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby
Ingredients
1 oz sugar
2 oz Woodford Reserve Whisky
Sprigs of fresh mint
Crushed ice

Black-Eyed Susan for Preakness
Ingredients
3 / 4 oz 42 Below Vodka
1 – 1 /4 oz Early Times Kentucky Whisky
3 oz sweet & sour mix
2 oz orange juice
Garnish with orange slice, cherry & stirrer

Belmont Breeze for Belmont
ingredients
1 1/2 ounces of a good American blended whiskey
3/4 ounces Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry
1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice
1 ounce of simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce 7-Up
1 ounce Club Soda


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