I’ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes race due to a leg injury. Thus ends the possibility of a Triple Crown winner this year.There is a press conference scheduled for 1 pm today to address the scratch and reasons behind it. Only two other horses have won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and then not run in the Belmont – but that was before the Triple Crown title was such a prestigious goal.
This is an incredibly disappointing turn of events for horse racing, I’ll Have Another really had a chance. Maybe next year…
The Preakness Stakes took place earlier today at Pimlico Race Course, and the performance was almost the same as the Kentucky Derby. I’ll Have Another came from behind and won by a head, just in front of Bodemeister.
With wins at the Derby and Preakness, I’ll Have Another has a real chance of winning the Triple Crown! The final race of the three is the Belmont Stakes – with takes place June 9. The last Triple Crown winner was Affirmed in 1978.
Do you think we will have a Triple Crown winner this year?
I’ll Have Another has won the 138th Kentucky Derby! It was amazing to watch, he came from the pack in the final stretch and run very well. It was a first time win for post position number 19, and a first time derby win for his jockey. The horse is named for what his owner says when his wife offers him another cookie.