Update: I’ll Have Another Out of Belmont, Racing Forever, Wagers Doug O’Neill

Belmont Press Conference Scheduled This Afternoon

“I’ll Have Another” bathed this morning in preparation for workout, before official announcement of his drop from the races (Getty Images)

Following the tragic news on The Dan Patrick show this morning that potential Triple Crown Winner I’ll Have Another would NOT be racing at Belmont due to a leg injury, more information has slowly leaked out.

Mr. O’Neill said that the horse’s injury was “not tragic, but a huge disappointment.” When Mr. Patrick asked if this was the three-year-old colt’s  last race, Mr. O’Neill replied, “If I had to wager … I would say yes.

The horse will be walked in front of the press during an impromptu conference at 1 p.m. with owner J. Paul Reddam, to alleviate press fears that the horse is fatally injured.