NEW YORK (AP) -- I'll Have Another's bid for the first Triple
Crown in 34 years ended shockingly in the barn and not on the
racetrack Friday when the colt was scratched the day before the
Belmont Stakes and retired from racing with a swollen tendon.
"It's been an incredible ride, an incredible run," trainer
Doug O'Neill said. "It's a bummer. It's not tragic, but it's a
I'll Have Another, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness
Stakes with stirring stretch drives, was the 4-5 favorite to win
the Belmont and become the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since
Affirmed in 1978.
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