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June 8th, 2012
08:05 PM ET

I'll Have Another owner: This came out of nowhere

A day before the Belmont Stakes, a day before he was poised to capture the first Triple Crown in over 30 years, the career of I'll Have Another is suddenly over.

Trainer Doug O'Neill said the 3-year-old colt began developing tendonitis in his left foreleg. He called the development "freakish."

Erin Burnett talks to I'll Have Another owner Paul Reddam about the surprising retirement of his prized horse and potential champion from racing.

I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont, retired from racing

(CNN) - I'll Have Another, the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is out of Saturday's Belmont Stakesbecause of a leg injury and has been retired from racing, his team said.

Trainer Doug O'Neill said the 3-year-old colt began developing tendonitis in his left foreleg. He called the development "freakish."

"Yesterday, he galloped great, but the afternoon we noticed some loss of definition in his left front leg to which, like every other owner and trainer, we prayed he just kind of hit himself and it was just a little bit of skin irritation.

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  1. Mark Botsford

    You mentioned the horse Bold Venture Friday night. He belonged to our grandfather, Morton Schwartz and trained by Max Hirsch.

    June 10, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply

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