“I’ll Have Another is officially out of the Belmont,” O’Neill said.
O’Neill talked about what a let-down it is. “It’s not tragic, but it’s a huge disappointment,” O’Neill said.
O’Neill said he looks fine. He said he will walk the horse in front of the media at his 1 p.m. ET press conference to show everyone that the horse is doing well. But he has the beginning of the injury and they can’t run him.
“We scanned his left front leg and he’s got the start of tendinitis going on in his front leg. He’s not 100 percent and we ain’t taking any chances,
O’Neill said. “It’s not tragic, but it’s a huge disappointment. I’m just so bummed for the horse, obviously, and then for the the whole team.”
Dan asked O’Neill if I’ll Have Another has raced his last race. “If I had to wager … I would say yes,” O’Neill said.