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With his victory in the Belmont Stakes, Afleet Alex became the 11th horse to win the Preakness and the Belmont after failing to win the Kentucky Derby. Here are the other 10.

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YEAR

HORSE

DERBY FINISH

HOW SEASON PLAYED OUT

1940

Bimelech

Second

3-year-old champion

1949

Capot

Second

Horse of the Year

1953

Native Dancer

Second

3-year-old champion

1955

Nashua

Second

Horse of the Year

1967

Damascus

Third

Horse of the Year

1974

Little Current

Fifth

3-year-old champion

1988

Risen Star

Third

3-year-old champion

1991

Hansel

10th

3-year-old champion

1994

Tabasco Cat

Sixth

Lost to Holy Bull in Travers

2001

Point Given

Fifth

Horse of the Year