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I'll Have Another Scratched from Belmont
CNN ^ | 6/8/2012 | CNN

Posted on 06/08/2012 8:43:00 AM PDT by sportutegrl

CNN is reporting that I'll Have Another is scratched from racing in Belmont. No Triple Crown this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: belmont; illhaveanother; racing; triplecrown; whoanellie
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1 posted on 06/08/2012 8:43:02 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

Darn. Not a horse fan, but I always like seeing history.


2 posted on 06/08/2012 8:45:14 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: sportutegrl

Fox News’s website says the same thing.


3 posted on 06/08/2012 8:45:35 AM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: sportutegrl
That's a big WHOA!
4 posted on 06/08/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: sportutegrl

Last horse I bet on was SO good.....it took 10 other horses to best him.


5 posted on 06/08/2012 8:47:08 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: sportutegrl

I hope he’s okay.


6 posted on 06/08/2012 8:47:10 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: sportutegrl

He’s injured and will most likely never race again.

http://www.nj.com/horse-racing/index.ssf/2012/06/triple_crown_hopeful_ill_have_another_scratched_from_belmont_stakes.html


7 posted on 06/08/2012 8:48:15 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: sportutegrl

I’m not a betting man, but I’m curious....what happens to the bets on this horse now? Do they lose or just get canceled?


8 posted on 06/08/2012 8:50:39 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: sportutegrl

Well my weekend schedule just loosened up. Bummer.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 8:51:33 AM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: sportutegrl

Injury is a legitimate, straightforward reason of course but when you consider the cloud of rumors and investigations already surrounding the trainer you have to wonder.

And if it was an injury wouldn’t it already be reported as such?

Horse racing, like boxing, needed a good story rather than another black eye. But horse racing, to paraphrase the late Bert Sugar’s comment about boxing, ran out of black eyes long ago.

The problem with the Belmont’s 1.5 mile length is that many owners don’t want to risk stud contracts if their horse should break down in the final leg of the Triple Crown.


10 posted on 06/08/2012 8:51:44 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: relictele

After what happened to Ruffian all of those years ago, I could never really get into horse racing after that.


11 posted on 06/08/2012 8:53:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sportutegrl

Time to change the horse’s name to “Oh no you won’t!”


12 posted on 06/08/2012 8:54:12 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Puppage

Lol!


13 posted on 06/08/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Time to change the horse’s name to “Oh no you won’t!”

Ok, now that's funny...but seriously, hopefully he'll be ok.

14 posted on 06/08/2012 8:56:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

you stole my line...


15 posted on 06/08/2012 8:57:24 AM PDT by brivette
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To: sportutegrl
I still remember:
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16 posted on 06/08/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: sportutegrl

Sad news.


17 posted on 06/08/2012 8:58:34 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: sportutegrl

Injury or too many milkshakes?

Very suspicious.


18 posted on 06/08/2012 8:58:44 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: sportutegrl

I’ll Have Another may have had just too many.


19 posted on 06/08/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: sportutegrl

Such sad news. I do hope he’ll be OK. It’s been a fantastic experience watching him come from behind in Kentucky and Preakness. O’Neill has my respect for what must have been a gut-wrenching decision. :(


20 posted on 06/08/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: sportutegrl

Tendonnitis is developing in the front left leg. Sad, but I’m glad they made a conservative decision.


21 posted on 06/08/2012 9:01:10 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: justice14

That’s okay, history will happen on November 6 when the country rejects it’s first half-black president.


22 posted on 06/08/2012 9:01:30 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Puppage

Yeah, I hear ya. I have an uncanny ability to pick the winners for the first quarter, then cross the finish line last.

. . . . .

I was really looking forward to the race. This is just awful.

Hope the horse is only mildly under the weather and it isn’t something serious.


23 posted on 06/08/2012 9:02:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: sportutegrl

Glad they made the right decision.

It would have been very easy for them to stick him out there for one more race, even with the injury.

Good call.


24 posted on 06/08/2012 9:02:45 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Puppage

Yeah, I hear ya. I have an uncanny ability to pick the winners for the first quarter, then cross the finish line last.

. . . . .

I was really looking forward to the race. This is just awful.

Hope the horse is only mildly under the weather and it isn’t something serious.


25 posted on 06/08/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: sportutegrl

Time to head to the Stud Barn where he will have another and another and....


26 posted on 06/08/2012 9:03:39 AM PDT by bear11
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To: Retired Greyhound

The last thing they need is another Barbaro.


27 posted on 06/08/2012 9:04:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Me either. She comes from a long line of long spindly legs. I believe her mother and/or her father had to be put down because of leg problems.


28 posted on 06/08/2012 9:04:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dfwgator
After what happened to Ruffian all of those years ago, I could never really get into horse racing after that.

Me too. That was awful.


29 posted on 06/08/2012 9:04:36 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: sportutegrl
I don't buy it.... Probably a cold calculation that an undefeated Derby and Preakness winner is worth more than a once defeated in the belmont one...

Mike

30 posted on 06/08/2012 9:05:20 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Cinnamontea

I bawled like a baby when she was put down.


31 posted on 06/08/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sportutegrl

Wow. That sound you heard was the TV ratings crashing through the floor.


32 posted on 06/08/2012 9:07:08 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: JoeDetweiler

I’m not sure if wagering for the Belmont was taking place already at the track itself, if so those wagers placed at the track itself would be refunded. There are some places that take advance wagering, or more specifically called “Futures Wagering”. It’s basically far in advance wagering, for those who wish to place a wager when they can get good odds since that futures bet “locks” the odds at that time for you. Those futures wagers are now lost for the bettor, those are not refunded.


33 posted on 06/08/2012 9:07:49 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: GSWarrior
Wow. That sound you heard was the TV ratings crashing through the floor.

Also attendance at Horse Racing Parks across the country where you could bet on the race.

34 posted on 06/08/2012 9:08:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: richmwill

Thanks..!!


35 posted on 06/08/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: ComputerGuy

Secretariat? Greatest race horse in history IMO.


36 posted on 06/08/2012 9:11:12 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Once a horse leaves the gate the race has gone off. Prior to that all money is returned.


37 posted on 06/08/2012 9:12:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Name of horse I’ll Have Another...maybe it was one of Ted Kennedy’s fave saying


38 posted on 06/08/2012 9:12:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: dfwgator
I bawled like a baby when she was put down.

A lot of people did, me included. As soon as I read the name Ruffian, I could see the film of that that horrible last race again in my mind--her leg snapping, her continuing to run. To me, hers is the most tragic racing story ever.


39 posted on 06/08/2012 9:14:30 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: sportutegrl

The owners are looking at so much breeding money ($bajillions) from the two wins already under their belts they aren’t going to risk it with another race. If the horse comes up lame and gets the farewell gunshot to the head, that’s $bajillions flushed down the toilet. The owners are protecting themselves and cashing in before that can happen.


40 posted on 06/08/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Carry_Okie
Secretariat just might be the greatest there ever will be. After all, he has to show up sometime. Why not in our lifetimes?
Affirmed and Alydar made for the best Triple Crown races, imho. With the Big Hoss, it was just a matter of the winning margin.
41 posted on 06/08/2012 9:19:42 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Lancey Howard

I do find it odd that we had several Triple Crown winners in the 70s, starting with Secretariat, and then after 1978, nothing.


42 posted on 06/08/2012 9:21:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sportutegrl

Over here, ‘triple crown’ means rugby.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Crown_(rugby_union)


43 posted on 06/08/2012 9:22:49 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: ComputerGuy
Secretariat was a gift from God.

At the time of Secretariat's death, the veterinarian who performed the necropsy, Dr. Thomas Swerczek, head pathologist at the University of Kentucky, did not weigh Secretariat's heart, but stated, "We just stood there in stunned silence. We couldn’t believe it. The heart was perfect. There were no problems with it. It was just this huge engine."[18] Later, Swerczek also performed a necropsy on Sham, who died in 1993. Swerczek did weigh Sham's heart, and it was 18 pounds (8.2 kg). Based on Sham's measurement, and having necropsied both horses, he estimated Secretariat's heart probably weighed 22 pounds (10.0 kg),[20] or about two-and-three-quarters times as large as that of the average horse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretariat_(horse)

That engine drove Secretariat to a feat at the Belmont that is for the ages.

44 posted on 06/08/2012 9:30:35 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Secretariat? Greatest race horse in history IMO.

Certainly of the modern era. Given that Secretariat set a track record in that race (which I believe still stands) while not being pressured in the least, it makes you wonder what kind of time he might have posted if pushed.

This situation reminds me of the situation with Spectatular Bid in 1979 when it was debated whether to run him in the Belmont or not due to injury. Although injured, it was decided to run him. He lost to some horses that he had already clearly established he could beat easily when healthy.

Of all the horses in that time frame, I've always thought that Spectacular Bid was the horse that would have most challenged Secretariat. More so than Affirmed or Seattle Slew or Alydar.

45 posted on 06/08/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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OK, I admittedly don’t know much about horse racing, but what is the big deal with the Triple Crown? You are choosing 3 races arbitrarily, aren’t you? What happens if a horse wins 3 other races? I just don’t get it, sorry.


46 posted on 06/08/2012 9:34:15 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Lando Lincoln; Carry_Okie

In one of those races he ran each quarter(?) faster than the one before. He was still gaining speed at the end, looks like.


47 posted on 06/08/2012 9:38:35 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: ComputerGuy
The Kentucky Derby. Secretariat ran each quarter faster than the previous.
48 posted on 06/08/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by skimask
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To: CommerceComet

Secretariat was the greatest race horse that ever lived. He won the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in record time and the Belmont by 31 lengths. No horse has even come close to that performance. Get the movie—great story that you can watch over and over.


49 posted on 06/08/2012 9:47:17 AM PDT by ponz7
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To: dfwgator

That’s a longer spell than when Secretariat won in 1973. I believe the prior Triiple Crown to that one was in 1948, but the name of the winning horse escapes me.


50 posted on 06/08/2012 9:48:06 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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