The press conference with Doug O'Neill about the scratch of I'll Have Another from the 2012 Belmont Stakes, ending his chance at the Triple Crown, is about to go live on NBC Sports Network. Follow along in the comments below if you aren't able to watch it live. There is also a live stream of the event from America's Best Racing.
What we already know: I'll Have Another is out of the Belmont due to an apparent injury to the tendon on his left front leg. According to the DRF, recovery from the injury is expected to take a minimum of three months. It is uncertain whether the horse will race again but O'Neill told Dan Patrick on his radio show that he feels it's unlikely that the horse will return to the races.
O'Neill told me IHA will need 3 months of "doing absolutely nothing" Said he and Reddam will "huddle up" later in year to talk about future— David Grening (@DRFGrening) June 8, 2012
O'Neil further stated on the Dan Patrick show, IHA will likely b retired w/ a minor tendon issue.— Donna Brothers (@donnabbrothers) June 8, 2012