I'll Have Another was only one win away from winning the top prize of Horse Racing, the Triple Crown, but bad luck has appeared to stifle his chances at taking home the prize. Early on Friday, rumors started to swirl about the horse missing the Belmont Stakes due to an undisclosed issue. Shortly thereafter, it was confirmed via the Dan Patrick Show on Twitter that I'll Have Another will miss the race.
Doug O'Neill: "I'll Have Another is officially out of the Belmont."— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) June 8, 2012
According to HRTV reporter Scott Hazelton, here will be an official press conference regarding I'll Have Another at 1:00 p.m. ET.
This officially ends this year's bid for the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed won it in 1978. I'll Have Another was scheduled to take the 11th gate at Belmont. No word is out on what horse will replace him.
For more on the Belmont, check out this SB Nation Detroit story stream, or this SB Nation stream.