NEW YORK (AP) -- Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another is
headed to new digs, along with his potential 10 rivals in
Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
They'll take up residence no later than Wednesday in a special
barn where every move and visitor will be closely monitored, a
change in routine that has angered some trainers. New York racing
officials mandated the move as part of new rules announced last
week to ensure that the race is run fairly.
Like a real prison, the so-called detention barn has bare bulbs
illuminating every stall and visitors have to be logged in and out.
Instead of being spread out in barns around Belmont Park, all
Belmont runners will be sequestered in stalls next to each other.
Trainer Doug O'Neill, who is facing a 45-day suspension in July,
plans to move I'll Have Another into the special barn on Tuesday.