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Belmont Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another Scratched From Race

I'll Have Another, the favorite for the 2012 Belmont Stakes and a very-possible Triple Crown winner, has been withdrawn from Saturday's race. The wait for another Triple Crown winner -- currently at 34 years -- will go on for at least one more.

I'll Have Another's trainer, Doug O'Neill, broke the news to The Dan Patrick Show:

When asked if I'll Have Another had run its last race, O'Neill said, "If I had to wager....I would say yes."

For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.