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<span style="font-weight: bold"> <span style="font-size: 14pt"> I値l Have Another Scratched From Belmont, Ending Triple Crown Bid
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By <span style="font-weight: bold">THE NEW YORK TIMES</span>
June 8, 2012

I値l Have Another will not get his shot at horse racing history. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, aiming to become the 12th horse to ever to win the Triple Crown, was scratched out of tomorrow痴 Belmont Stakes due to injury.

The impressive three-year-old colt, who had been a longshot winner of the Derby and an impressive winner three weeks ago in the Preakness, might be suffering from tendonitis in his left front leg, according to his trainer, Doug O誰eill.

O誰eill and the horse痴 owner, J. Paul Reddam, scheduled a news conference at Belmont Racetrack for 1 p.m. A crowd of more than 100,000 people was expected to watch I値l Have Another try to end the 34-year Triple Crown drought. Affirmed, in 1978, was the last to accomplish the feat. Nineteen horses have won the first two legs and lost the mile-and-one-half Belmont Stakes.

I値l Have Another痴 scratch is one of the most momentous in racing history. Only two horses who won the Derby and Preakness Burgoo King in 1932 and Bold Venture in 1936 did not contest the Belmont, and that was well before the Triple Crown had achieved mainstream prominence.

I値l Have Another was undefeated in four starts this year, having won twice in California before pulling off a 15-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby. In the Preakness he determinedly wore down his rival and Derby runner-up Bodemeister to win by a neck.

It remains unclear if I値l Have Another will ever race again.
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Re: I値l Have Another Scratched From Belmont, Ending T

When I saw this breaking on Twitter, I was shocked.

I was even more shocked (and maybe laughed) when I also read on twitter that the horse changed it's name to "I've had enough"

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Re: I値l Have Another Scratched From Belmont, Ending T

I heard this morning that they've retired him. Shame. I'm not a real horseracing fan, but I've been following this and looking forward to seeing a triple crown run. I'll probably not even watch now. On the flip side, nice to see some owner's who care more about their horse than the money or notoriety.
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He's worth more as as uninjured stud, it was a smart financial move.
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Yep. I'm sure you're right
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