Retirement ceremony planned for I'll Have Another at Belmont

Posted: June 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm


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From Richard Roth, CNN

updated 11:52 AM EDT, Sat June 9, 2012

Belmont without I'll Have Another

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Elmont, New York (CNN) -- I'll Have Another, the injured colt who won't have a chance to become horse racing's 12th winner of the fabled Triple Crown, will retire from racing in high style on Saturday.

The horse, which won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness but developed tendonitis before the Belmont Stakes, will have a nationally televised retirement ceremony before the race begins this evening, New York racing officials said.

The New York Racing Association said I'll Have Another won't lead the post parade with jockey Mario Gutierrez, as had been previously planned.

The coulda, woulda, shoulda Triple Crown winners

Instead, I'll Have Another's grooms will walk him to the winner's circle and trainer Doug O'Neill will remove his saddle. The ceremony is scheduled for 5:53 p.m.

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