I’ll Have Another
A series of minor setbacks for the Southern California horse and his handlers culminated with the biggest shocker of all: I’ll Have Another’s sudden retirement on the eve of the Belmont Stakes with an injury to his left front tendon.
The unexpected Kentucky Derby winner goes for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.
I’ll Have Another overtook Bodemeister to win the Preakness in the final strides Saturday and keep alive his hopes of winning the Triple Crown. I’ll Have Another is the first horse since Big Brown in 2008 to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the final furlong Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby, winding up in the winner’s circle despite a rookie jockey, a more famous stable pony, and a price tag of just $11,000 as a yearling.