After Oxbow upset Kentucky Derby winner Orb in Saturday’s Preakness to extend racing’s Triple Crown drought to 36 years, the next best alternative for the Belmont Stakes is a rematch.
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Horse-racing fans are mourning the death of Deputed Testamony, winner of the 1983 Preakness Stakes.
Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags has been retired because of a tendon injury in his left front leg.
The on-call veterinarian for the Triple Crown races said Friday that Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another did not receive any illegal or unwarranted medication during his attempt to sweep the three-race series.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another was ailing well before he was retired from racing with a tendon injury the day ahead of his bid to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown champion in 34 years.
The vet called it a freak injury– tendonitis in I’ll Have Another’s left front leg, but it was serious enough to pull the colt out of the starting gate for Saturday’s big race.
All along, trainer Dale Romans said he had the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes. Now he does.
Who will take the big victory at the Belmont Stakes?
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens – who had a chance to win a Triple Crown – joined The Norris & Davis Show to talk about The Belmont Stakes.
On Saturday, I’ll Have Another will attempt to become the twelfth horse in racing history to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.
Mike Battagalia of NBC Sports called into The Norris and Davis show to talk about I’ll Have Another’s chances in the Belmont Stakes, Kent Desormeaux’s recent troubles, and the talent of Mario Gutierrez.
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