June 8, 2012
The Associated Press is reporting that Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another will not run in Belmont Stakes.
The horse was a heavy favorite to win the Belmont after narrow wins in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.
The Associated Press reports according to Dennis O'Neill, brother of trainer Doug O'Neill, the horse galloped Friday morning and after a veterinary scan, the tendon seemed "kind of tender."
O'Neill told The Associated Press that, "the horse is sound and happy, but it's not worth it."
The last Triple Crown winner remains Affirmed in 1978. Now twelve horses have won the first two legs since then, only to either not race or lose in the Belmont.