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No Triple Crown: I’ll Have Another Scratches From Belmont

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I'll Have Another (Rob Carr/Getty Images Sport)

I’ll Have Another (Rob Carr/Getty Images Sport)

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT,  AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) _ I’ll Have Another’s bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes due to a swollen left front tendon.

According to Dennis O’Neill, brother of trainer Doug O’Neill, the horse galloped Friday morning and after a veterinary scan, the tendon seemed “kind of tender.”

O’Neill told The Associated Press that, “the horse is sound and happy, but it’s not worth it.”

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