‘I’ll Have Another’ Scratched From Belmont, Won’t Race For Triple Crown

I’ll Have Another, which was set to run for racing glory in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, will not be racing for the Triple Crown.

And the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness may never race again, his trainer says.

On The Dan Patrick radio show this morning, trainer Doug O’Neill broke the news that the horse “is officially out of the Belmont.” The show’s website adds that:

“O’Neill said [I’ll Have Another] looks fine. He said he will walk the horse in front of the media at his 1 p.m. ET press conference to show everyone that the horse is doing well. But he has the beginning of the injury and they can’t run him.

“Dan asked O’Neill if I’ll Have Another has raced his last horse. ‘If I had to wager … I would say yes,’ O’Neill said.”

We’ll have more shortly.

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