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.
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.
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.
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.
Trainer Doug O’Neill delayed the detention barn check-in for Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another.
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.
Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another took another tour around Belmont Park on a rainy Friday, this time galloping a mile under exercise rider Humberto Gomez.
Despite vigorously denying he gave one of his horses an illegal performance-enhancing mixture, trainer Doug O’Neill was suspended 45 days — a ban that won’t take effect until after his superstar colt, I’ll Have Another, tries to win the Triple Crown.
Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another jogged around the 1½-mile Belmont Park oval for a second day in a row, and is scheduled to resume galloping on Friday.
After watching I’ll Have Another’s victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Cauthen thinks the Triple Crown drought might finally come to an end in the Belmont Stakes.
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.
Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another wins the Preakness Stakes.
The 2012 Preakness Stakes is all but here, the 137th running of the second jewel of the prestigious Triple Crown.
If the trends hold, the winner of this year’s Preakness will be one of the six that ran in the Derby, and will go off at odds of less than 4-to-1. Here is a closer look at the 11 who will line up for the 2012 Preakness Stakes: