Horse racing fans will not have another Triple Crown this year.
I'll Have Another, the winner of The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness and a 4-5 favorite to take home the Belmont Stakes tomorrow and become the sport's first Triple Crown champion since 1977, has dropped out of the latter race due to a leg injury.
"It's not tragic, but it's a huge disappointment," trainer Doug O'Neill said on The Dan Patrick Show.
He later confirmed at a press conference that I'll Have Another developed tendonitis in its left front leg and is officially retired. The animal will now be put out to stud, make his owner millions of dollars, sire a colt and continue the cycle of animal abuse that comprises professional horse racing.