Images from the news conference announcing the retirement of I'll Have Another. View Slideshow
Favored Redeemed overcame an outside post to lead every step of the way in the $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), romping to victory by 10 lengths at Belmont Park June 8.
Paul Reddam and Paul O'Neill answer questions about I'll Have Another's injury. Watch Video
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss the Belmont Stakes, including an interview with Chad Brown, trainer of Belmont contender Street Life, and the picks for the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Jay Em Ess Stable's Redeemed took the lead soon after the start of Friday's Grade 2, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park and turned back several challenges en route to a dominating 10-length victory under jockey Ramon Dominguez. The four-year-old son of Include was forced to tote the highweight of 121 pounds following a 9 3/4-length romp in the Milesius Stakes on May 3, but that wasn't enough to stop him from completing 1 1/2 miles on the fast dirt in 2:28 4/5.
Upgrade earned the first stakes win of his career when he denied Right One a repeat victory in the $150,000 Jaipur Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Belmont Park turf June 8.
Dennis Narlinger's Upgrade overturned defending champion Right One in Friday's Grade 3, $150,000 Jaipur Stakes at Belmont Park, earning his first career stakes victory. Sent off as the third choice at 5-1, the Michelle Nihei trainee rallied under a well-timed John Velazquez ride, then safely held Right One by three-quarters of a length.
All advance wagers on Saturday's Belmont Stakes involving I'll Have Another are available for cancellation immediately at any Belmont Park mutuel window with a live teller. Once the Belmont Stakes is declared official on Saturday, most tickets that were not canceled in advance will become refundable.
Inquiring minds may want to know what it looks like to ride a winning race aboard a Thoroughbred. More specifically, what does it look like for the jockey to come from well back in the pack and then have to split two rivals in tight quarters before going on and eventually catching the front runner?
Upon learning the news that Kentucky Derby and Preakness hero I'll Have Another was retired with a tendon injury on the eve of the Belmont Stakes, rival trainers expressed their thoughts.
I'll Have Another will not run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes due to a tendon injury.
Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton have jointly announced changes to their November sales calendars to better accommodate horsemen attending the 2012 Breeders' Cup.
Donegal Racing's Belmont contender is now the 9-5 favorite in Saturday's classic. Dullahan finished third in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness Stakes.
I'll Have Another's injury is minor, like an ankle sprain, but would have required up to a year to return to racing, which could have hurt his value as a stallion prospect.
With nine-furlong misses in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks behind her, Yara will cut back to a six-furlong sprint for Saturday's $75,000 Leave Me Alone Stakes, her first start since a failed attempt at attaining Oaks glory in Kentucky.
Paul Reddam and Doug O'Neil answer questions about I'll Have Another's retirement.
With its 20-horse fields and typically absurdly fast pace, the 10-furlong Derby is often a truer "stamina" test than the 12-furlong Belmont, which is by contrast a game of pace and tactics. Read Blog
Paul Reddam, owner of I'll Have Another, announces the colt's retirement on June 8. Watch Video
After a 30-hour trek from Australia, Black Caviar's plane landed at London's famed Heathrow Airport Thursday afternoon. The world's top-ranked sprinter sported a custom-made Lycra compression suit to ease the lengthy journey, which included stops along the way in Singapore and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
I'll Have Another's defection from the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and his bid for the Triple Crown isn't the first time a Derby/Preakness winner failed to make the gate due to an injury.
Paul Reddam, owner of I'll Have Another, announces the colt's retirement on June 8.
Owner Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill announced June 8 that I'll Have Another has been retired due to a tendon injury, his quest for the Triple Crown ended a day before his scheduled start in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Join Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk to talk Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown. Read Transcript
Smarty Jones was "The People's Horse" as he went for the Triple Crown in 2004, but Marylou Whitney's Birdstone spoiled the party for a record crowd at Belmont Park.
I'll Have Another's status for the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) is in doubt. Trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Paul Reddam will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Fri., June 8.
Track owner The Stronach Group has named Mike Rogers president and Tim Ritvo chief operating officer of its racing division, the company announced June 7.
Seeking to create a quieter experience on Friday for Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, trainer Doug O'Neill sent his charge to the track at 5:30 a.m. (EDT) for a jog and gallop.
In the fourth of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse issue of June 12, 1937, on War Admiral winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Shackleford became the first horse to win the Preakness at 3 and the Met Mile at 4 since Carry Back in 1961-1962.
Two previous winners of the Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) will face each other again when the race is run June 10 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
Lenny Shulman talks with Bob Baffert about Paynter, his Belmont Stakes contender, including how he got his name and his prospects for the race. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman talks with Bob Baffert about Paynter, his Belmont Stakes contender, including how he got his name and his prospects for the race. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
A fear of flying can lead to such extreme stress that many people find themselves unable to board an airplane. While horses aren't likely to show a true "fear of flying," they are undoubtedly stressed by air travel, according to a recently completed study of in-flight horses.
A congested detention barn for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses led trainer Doug O'Neill to send I'll Have Another out for an early jog and gallop June 8.
When I'll Have Another attempts to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in racing history June 9 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), he will be bucking more than the 34-year gap since the last one.
Though trainers David Hofmans and Elliott Walden ended historic bids, they'll be rooting for I'll Have Another to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
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