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Bob Baffert A Runner-Up Again At The Belmont

It happened again Saturday, when Union Rags nipped the trainer’s front-running Paynter at the wire and won the Belmont Stakes.

06/09/2012

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Mario Gutierrez Takes A Bow At Belmont Park

Gutierrez was presented a plaque hours before the Belmont by Carlos M. Sada, the consul general for Mexico based in New York, commemorating the wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

06/09/2012

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Newly Retired I’ll Have Another Exits The Winner’s Circle

Trainer Doug O’Neill gave his horse three friendly slaps on the flank, removed his saddle, and I’ll Have Another was led out of the Belmont Park winner’s circle into retirement.

06/09/2012

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No Triple Crown Try, No Super Buzz At The Belmont

With I’ll Have Another retired with a tendon injury, there wasn’t much excitement among fans entering the huge racetrack hours before the race.

06/09/2012

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Giant Ryan Breaks Ankle On Belmont Undercard

Giant Ryan broke his left front ankle while battling for the lead in the True North Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday.

06/09/2012

Exercise rider Faustino Aguilar gallops Dullahan over the track in preparation for the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2012 in Elmont. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Belmont Stakes: No Triple Crown Try, But A Solid Field Remains

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.

06/08/2012

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Dullahan Blazes, I’ll Have Another Gallops

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.

06/03/2012

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Triple Crown Bids Often Come Undone At The Belmont

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.

06/02/2012

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Doug O’Neill Showed Up Sporting A Mets Cap

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.

06/02/2012

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I’ll Have Another Training After Near Crash

Trainer Doug O’Neill welcomed an uneventful day at training for Belmont Stakes favorite I’ll Have Another.

WFAN–06/01/2012

ELMONT, NY - MAY 21: Kentucky Derby, and Preakness winner I'll Have Another is washed outside his barn at Belmont Park on May 21, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

I’ll Have Another Avoids Training Scare

A loose horse nearly collied with I’ll Have Another at Thursday’s Belmont Stakes practice. The Triple Crown hopeful avoided disaster.

WFAN–05/31/2012

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Team O’Neill To Throw Out First Pitch At Subway Series

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

05/28/2012

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I’ll Have Another Will Not Workout Before 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.

05/27/2012

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Hall Of Famer, Jerry Bailey To Mentor I’ll Have Another’s Jockey

Trainer Doug O’Neill has lined up retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey to mentor inexperienced Mario Gutierrez

05/27/2012

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I’ll Have Another Faces Strong Field At Belmont

I’ll Have Another came out of the Preakness in “super” shape, and trainer Doug O’Neill says it’s on to New York for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.

05/20/2012

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