The 34-year drought without a Triple Crown winner will not end this Saturday at the 2012 Belmont Stakes. I'll Have Another, winner of the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby, has been withdrawn from the race.
The horse's trainer Doug O'Neill just announced the news on The Dan Patrick Show:
Trainer of "I'll Have Another" told the @dpshow that the horse is out of the Belmont. "We ain't taking any chances." O'Neill said.— Paulie Pabst (@PaulPabst) June 8, 2012
O'Neill said I'll Have Another had a "little problem with his left front leg"Out of the Belmont.No Triple Crown#BreakingNews— Eyewitness News(@eyewitnessnyc) June 8, 2012
On the show, O'Neill was asked if I'll Have Another had run its last race. His answer: "If I had to wager....I would say yes."
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