6.08.2012

Breaking: Disregard That Triple Crown Talk

Is this true? Doug O'Neill is the horse's trainer who has had his own issues of late.

Edit: Looks like it is true. Injury seems to be the reason.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bet it is a leg problem. Oh well, the air is out of the balloon for the Belmont. No excitement now except for Lukas getting kicked in the head.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

1pm news conference on why " I'll Have Another" is not going to run tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I guess his milkshake didn't bring all the boys to the yard after all!

Anonymous said...

Shoot it.

Anonymous said...

Is I'll Have Another off to the glue factory, or the dog chow grinder?

Anonymous said...

10:57

Nope-the stud farm-where he'll live the life that the guys who read this blog dream of living...

Unless, of course, he meets the fate of Alydar- leg broken for the massive insurance payout...but he did get to lead the stud farm life for several years.

Anonymous said...

'Tendonitis flareup'...

TRAINER: HORSE'S RACING CAREER FINISHED...

Per Drudge.

Anonymous said...

Why can't he get a cortizone shot and then race. The worst he can do is lose.
He would still be able to stud out for three years.

Anonymous said...

"The worst he can do is lose."

The worst he could do is breakdown and have to be euthanized, then, no stud fees.

Anonymous said...

11:52 Clearly 11:34 doesn't give a flying crap about the horse, it's the money he cares about.

Anonymous said...

"Bet it is a leg problem"? You think? And when smoke starts pouring out of the back of an Indy Car this weekend at TMS..."bet it's some sort of engine trouble", eh? Or a lady with a full cart at the grocery checkout..."bet she's getting some food", eh?

Anonymous said...

Too bad, this horse had a shot. Definitely had the lungs for Belmont. The way he finished at Derby, we all thought Triple Crown.

Anonymous said...

11:34,
I wonder the same thing. Obviously a tendonitis flare up wouldn't kill the horse. Give him a cortizone shot and let him race.

Anonymous said...

FOOLS;If they had of let him run and was injured it would be hell to pay in the industry.They have done the correct thing.Better to put him in a stud farm and continue to make money.Cortizone shots are for people like football players whoose balls are'nt worth anything!

KSS said...

10:57 is spot on. A plethora of horses that win The Derby and the Preakness are withdrawn from the Belmont. The reason behind this is that if they were to lose their stud fees would drop considerably; as their offspring, many assume, would also lose that race. It's really disappointing and makes the racing season much less enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

KSS

"A plethora of horses that win The Derby and the Preakness are withdrawn from the Belmont."

Not exactly. In 1936 Bold Venture won the Derby and Preakness but didn't run in the Belmont. Burgoo King skipped the race in 1932.

That's it.