I’ll Have Another will miss Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, thus ending connections dreams of landing the Triple Crown. Doug O’Neill,the colt’s trainer confirmed the news this afternoon.
The three-year-old looked on the brink of history in New York on Saturday night but the O’Neill told danpatrick.com: “I’ll Have Another is officially out of the Belmont. He galloped great yesterday then in the afternoon had a little bit of filling in his left front leg.
“This morning he was perfect. I took him out and did a little somthing with him but after training that swelling came back and the vet came over and scanned the left front leg and he has the start of some tendonitis going on. He’s not a 100 per cent, we’re not taking any chances. Pulling him isn’t tragic but it’s a huge disappointment”.