I'll Have Another Drops Out of Belmont Stakes
Trainer Doug O'Neill cites tendonitis
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 8, 2012 11:25 AM CDT
I'll Have Another walks in the barn after a morning workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2012 in Elmont, NY.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – I'll Have Another's Triple Crown hopes have been dashed: The horse won't race in the Belmont Stakes, his trainer says. Following the horse's outing this morning, Doug O'Neill spotted swelling. "He has the start of some tendonitis in the left front leg," O'Neill told Dan Patrick. The trainer can't explain what caused the trouble. "It’s just a freakish thing," he says. "I’ll Have Another is officially out of the Belmont."

He becomes the 12th horse since 1978 to fall short of the Triple Crown after Preakness and Kentucky Derby wins, the New York Post notes. But outside of the "huge" Triple Crown disappointment, I'll Have Another is doing fine, O'Neill says; the horse will be displayed to the media at a 1pm ET press conference.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
I'll Have Another Drops Out of Belmont Stakes is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 6 comments
Jun 8, 2012 3:23 PM CDT
WTF do they think is going to happen when you shove all those steroids into him. Probably pulling him out of the running before he is tested for Roids. After this they will send him to the Glue factory. So Sad and Fucked up!!!! Hi name is probably short for "I'll have another Shot of Steroids"
Jun 8, 2012 12:33 PM CDT
Another year goes by and no Triple Crown winner. Well, at least I know in advance not to make the trip down to Keeneland for the telecast and opportunity to place a bet because the horse is out of the race. And it was the first time I was going to venture the trip. Guess I'll have to wait until the Derby. Not!
Jun 8, 2012 11:38 AM CDT
that what you get when you pump a horse full of Junk,