I’ll Have Another is out of the Belmont Stakes and out of the running for the Triple Crown.
A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
There were indications this morning that something was amiss. Trainer Doug O’Neill took I’ll Have Another to the track for his morning jog hours earlier than he had been going for the past three weeks.
O’Neill then left the Belmont track without speaking to the media, and owner Paul Reddam was also not available. That was highly unusual for what had been a media-friendly group.
Rumors began to circulate late morning that something was wrong with the horse, and O’Neill confirmed the shocking news on The Dan Patrick Show.