Get ready. The 2009 horse racing schedule says that the season is about to begin! In the horse racing world, the Triple Crown is really the big event of the year. A lineup of beautiful horses will be competing to be the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the coveted prize. Many horses over the last years have won two of three. But winning all three races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, is one of the toughest challenges in sports. Many will try; one might win. The Sport of Kings is more popular every year and you ought to be there. These aren’t just regular horse races; these are big events. If you go there, you will really feel the tension and excitement of the moment just before they open the starting gate. Take a look at the schedule to see when each of these races are and get ready for a fun time at the 2009 Triple Crown.