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Will Camelot rise again?

Published 12:22 PM ET, Thu September 13, 2012
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Camelot, the horse with the mythical name, has so far lived up to his billing, winning the Epsom Derby and 2,000 Guineas. Will he win a fairytale Triple Crown at the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday? Getty Images
Jockey Jospeh O'Brien rode the three-year-old colt to victory at the Epsom Derby. The 19-year-old Irishman has ridden Camelot in all of his starts and will play a decisive role masterminding Saturday's race. Getty Images
Jospeh's father and trainer Aiden O'Brien, pictured, has admitted Camelot's bid to become the first horse since Nijinsky to win the Triple Crown will be a push for the colt. Getty Images
Team Ballydoyle inspect the track at Melbourne Cup's Flemington Racecourse. The Ballydoyle stables in Ireland were also home to Nijinksy -- the last Triple Crown winner. Getty Images
The British Royal Family watch Camelot storm to victory at the Epsom Derby. The Queen's horse, Carlton House, had been the bookmakers favorite to win, but came third. Getty Images
The Ballydole operation has made a clean sweep of the English Classics this season -- the 2,000 Guineas, the Derby and their fillies' equivalents the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks. CNN
Father Aiden says the tactics of the race will be left to jockey son Joseph, adding: "I presume he'll take his time on him, he usually does. That's the way he rides every race, he rides it by feel and takes it as it comes." CNN
The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Nijinsky in 1970, seen here being led at Ascot by a different O'Brien -- legendary trainer Vincent. Getty Images
Bahram won the Triple Crown 35 years before Nijinksy. Nowadays, very few horses even attempt the Triple Crown due to the extreme versatility required to win races ranging from one mile to one-and-three-quarter miles. Getty Images