I’ll Have Another retired from racing on Friday, and the decision has everything to do with economics.
The elusive Triple Crown will have to wait at least one more year as I’ll Have Another will not race in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
Even with the devastating news and the unconventional end of yet another Triple Crown try, an intriguing field of ten remains for the one million dollar Belmont Stakes.
There have been 11 horses since 1978 to take the first two jewels of the Triple Crown, only to falter at the Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another has a chance to make history — or become No. 12.
After making their award-winning picks-picks-picks for this year’s Belmont Stakes, ‘Triple Crown’ hopeful ‘I’ll Have Another’ was scratched from the race – which certainly does suck for Boomer.
Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another turned in another strong gallop as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
670 The Score is proud to announce live coverage of the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 9, as I’ll Have Another attempts to become the first horse to capture the elusive Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.
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Questions remain over whether winning the Triple Crown can reinvigorate a sport that has experienced precipitous drops in fan interest, gambling dollars and prestige in the American sports landscape.
There have been 30 horses who came into the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown. Eleven succeeded in taking the Triple Crown, and 19 came up short in the final leg.
“My own experience has been that when we are overwhelming favorites, we always lose,” J. Paul Reddam said Wednesday.
The Belmont Stakes is this weekend and Long Island is already counting the blessings of having one of the largest sporting events in the world in the Tri-State Area.
Union Rags, along with Derby third-place finisher Dullahan, are given the best chances of knocking off 4-5 morning-line favorite I’ll Have Another. Dullahan is 5-1, Union Rags 6-1 in the 12-horse field.
I’ll Have Another will have one more rival in the Belmont Stakes. The owners of My Adonis said Tuesday that their colt would run in Saturday’s 1 1/2-mile race, bringing the prospective field to 12.