Saturday, June 9, 2012

No Triple Crown, I'll Have Another Injured, Out Of Belmont Stakes


(Al Bello/Getty Images)

AP - I'll Have Another, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, will not run in Saturday's 144th Belmont Stakes, trainer Doug O'Neill announced, ending the colt's bid for a US Triple Crown sweep.
The chestnut horse, a 4-5 oddsmakers' favorite, was retired on Friday after O'Neill chose to scratch him from the race following a veterinarian inspection that found left front leg swelling, a sign of tendinitis, after a workout.

"We didn't want to take any chances," O'Neill said. "This is extremely tough for all of us. Though it's far from tragic, it's extremely disappointing. I feel so sorry for the whole team. We have had such an amazing run."

The decision doomed I'll Have Another's chance of becoming the 12th horse to win all three US flat racing classics in the same year.

Not since Affirmed in 1978 has a horse completed the treble sweep, with 11 other hopefuls in the 34 years since then unable to win at Belmont, the longest of the three races at 1 1/2 miles.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Picture Of The Day

Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another gets a bath following a morning workout at Belmont Park on June 6, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Video Of The Day


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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pictures Of The Day

THE FAMOUS HAIRPIN TURN AT MONACO (G.Petty/T.A.H. Worldwide Media)

WELL...IT WAS A VACATION (G. Petty/T.A.H. Worldwide Media)
THE F1 GRAND PRIX WINNER (G. Petty/T.A.H. Worldwide Media)

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