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Triple Crown hopefull I'll Have Another is ridden by exercise rider Jonny Garcia  during a morning workout at Belmont Park on June 5, 2012 in Elmont, New York.  (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

Labor Woes at Belmont as Triple Crown Bid Nears

NEW YORK (AP) — A mediator was trying to settle a labor dispute at Belmont Park that threatens to scratch I’ll Have Another’s chance of winning thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown in more than 30 […]

06/05/2012

Larry Collmus

Belmont Race Caller Readies for History in Making

NEW YORK (AP) — If I’ll Have Another becomes horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner and first in 34 years on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes, he’ll take Larry Collmus into the history books with […]

06/05/2012

Doug O'Neill, trainer for Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another looks out to the racetrack during  morning workouts at Belmont Park on June 2, 2012 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

If It’s Not 1 Thing It’s Another before Triple Try

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing ever comes easy in the nerve-racking weeks before the Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown on the line. Doug O’Neill, the trainer of I’ll Have Another, is learning just how […]

06/03/2012

Kentucky Derby, and Preakness winner I'll Have Another is ridden by exercise rider Humberto Gomez at Belmont Park on May 21, 2012 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Loose Horse Nearly Slams Into I’ll Have Another

NEW YORK (AP) — The Triple Crown bid of I’ll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a loose horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during training at Belmont […]

05/31/2012

Trainer Doug O’Neill celebrates in the winners circle after his horse I'll Have Another won the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

O’Neill Doesn’t Feel Singled Out by New Race Rules

NEW YORK (AP) — The trainer of Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another doesn’t believe New York racing officials are picking on him after the state’s racing and wagering board imposed strict rules for horses […]

05/31/2012

Kentucky Derby, and Preakness winner I'll Have Another is ridden by exercise rider Humberto Gomez at Belmont Park on May 21, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Strict Rules Imposed on Belmont Stakes Runners

NEW YORK (AP) — New York racing officials have imposed a strict set of rules for horses running in the Belmont Stakes, including out-of-competition blood testing and close scrutiny of the horses and humans who […]

05/30/2012

Steve Cauthen winning race aboard Affirmed (3) in action vs Jorge Velasquez aboard Alydar (2) at Belmont Park. Triple Crown winner. Elmont, NY 6/10/1978 (Photo by Heinz Kluetmeier /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Past Triple Crown Winners Ready to Pass Torch

Patrice Wolfson had doubts about relinquishing her status as the owner of the last Triple Crown winner. She wasn’t sure that some of the 11 horses who attempted to join Affirmed atop racing’s pinnacle were […]

05/30/2012

Kentucky Derby, and Preakness winner I'll Have Another is walked in his barn at Belmont Park on May 21, 2012 in Elmont, New York.

I’ll Have Another Recovering Well after Preakness

NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another is recovering well from Saturday’s Preakness victory. The colt arrived at Belmont Park on Sunday to prepare for the June 9 Belmont Stakes, where I’ll […]

05/22/2012

Mario Gutierrez is congratulated by Jack Sisterson after riding I'll Have Another to win the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

I’ll Have Another Heads to NY for Belmont Stakes

BALTIMORE (AP) — I’ll Have Another poked his head out of his stall, started nibbling on his nameplate tacked to a wall and looked up at all the people watching his every move. Yes, I’ll […]

05/20/2012

I'll Have Another #9 ridden by Mario Gutierrez beats Bodemeister #7 ridden by Mike E. Smith at the finish line to win the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

I’ll Have Another Wins Preakness, Triple Try Next

BALTIMORE (AP) — I’ll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance. Two weeks ago, he ran down his rival and won the Kentucky Derby. […]

05/19/2012

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