I’ll Have Another
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.
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 begin his bid to win the Triple Crown by breaking from the No. 11 post in the Belmont Stakes.
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.
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.
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.