The 25-year-old jockey made his first trip to the Big Apple on Tuesday. Gutierrez and the colt will try to win the Triple Crown for the first time in 34 years on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.
Fans around the world will be focused on the New York metropolitan area as it hosts at least four and maybe five major events.
The 49-year-old trainer could take two shots at knocking off Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another in Saturday’s 1 1/2-mile race.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was hospitalized on Tuesday after one of his horses reared up and kicked him in the head.
Trainer Doug O’Neill delayed the detention barn check-in for Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another.
If a deal isn’t reached soon, I’ll Have Another may not have another race at this weekend’s Belmont Stakes.
The horse with possibly the best chance to spoil I’ll Have Another’s bid for a Triple Crown posted a strong workout six days before the Belmont Stakes.
Since then, 11 horses have won the first two only to come up short in the Belmont, felled by a safety pin picked up in a stall, a stumble out of the gate or a jockey’s judgment.
The morning after Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets history, the trainer of Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another showed up for his Belmont Stakes news briefing sporting a Mets cap.
Trainer Doug O’Neill welcomed an uneventful day at training for Belmont Stakes favorite I’ll Have Another.
A loose horse nearly collied with I’ll Have Another at Thursday’s Belmont Stakes practice. The Triple Crown hopeful avoided disaster.
Doug O’Neill says he’s dismayed that Secretariat’s former owner criticized the connections of Triple Crown candidate I’ll Have Another for employing him as the horse’s trainer.
Team O’Neill is headed to Yankee Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch the night before I’ll Have Another attempts to win the Belmont Stakes
Trainer Doug O’Neill will take an unconventional path to a Triple Crown bid by using a series of strong gallops rather than formal workouts to prepare for the Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Doug O’Neill has lined up retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey to mentor inexperienced Mario Gutierrez