I'll Have Another will not compete for Triple Crown
Fri, 8 Jun 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. Yes say he -- grade but in the afternoon we noticed some some. Lots -- definition is left front leg. To which like every other. Owner and trainer we prayed he just kind of hit himself in owes us a little bit of skin irritation. We get them up in a special bowl to us. This morning he looked great so I think the racing gods there. And we did just -- little easy gallop with him today -- he looked great on the track. And then have a cooling out you tell that swelling was back and at that point it didn't feel very good in only given three to six months and and start back with them but obviously. He's done so much that. It was unanimous. Between their Adams and my brother and I and everyone at the barn to. To retire -- and it is bomber but again. Far from tragic but it but it is very disappointing. We'll -- -- Baltimore dot com's John Eisenberg has covered the preakness four years and written three books on horse racing he offered hints insight. On today's devastating news. Before talking about who loses out. Because I'll have another didn't run in the Belmont Stakes of course you start with the owners. Who have no chance now to win million dollar race on Saturday but in a larger sense. A horse that wins the Triple Crown is potentially worth fifty million dollars. In a breeding syndicate. There's no way you get that for a course to just win the first two. Races in the Triple Crown maybe ten million dollars. Still not bad but not fifty million dollars but in a larger sense who loses out because I'll have another did not run. Is the sport of horse racing. The sport struggles for. For headlines -- to get attention and for once really had the eyes of the sports world on it. What I'll have another set to go unfortunately in the worst possible circumstances in frustration. Doesn't get to run and unfortunately horse racing we'll go right back into the corner of the sports world where usually resides. CSN Washington dot com.