On Dan Patrick’s radio show this morning, horse trainer Doug O’Neill claimed that fan favorite I’ll Have Another will be kept from racing at the Belmont Stakes this weekend, ruining the horse’s chances at the Triple Crown.
So far, the story has been kept mainly on Twitter, put we expect an explosion any moment, especially since The New York Times has just updated it to Breaking News:
According to the tweet, the horse’s leg has been hurt, and the Preakness and Derby winner’s owners are not taking any chances.
More on this story as it develops.
Update: Dan Patrick tweeted about I’ll Have Another’s disaster 29 minutes ago; 10 minutes ago Belmont Stakes posts a picture of I Am Lava Man, another horse in the race, doing stretches. They have not responded to the inquires regarding the most-hyped horse possibly dropping out.