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2012 Belmont Stakes: I'll Have Another Scratched, According To Trainer

The Triple Crown hasn't occurred in horse racing since 1978, and will apparently have to keep on waiting as I'll Have Another, the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, has officially been scratched from Saturday's race, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.

In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, O'Neill mentioned that the horse is being removed for precautionary reasons.

O'Neill said, "We ain't taking any chances," and that the scratch "is a bummer, but far from tragic."

O'Neill also suggested that I'll Have Another has likely run his last race.

There were some rumors of an injury before the announcement was made, but O'Neill did not mention anything specific to Patrick in that regard. A press conference has been scheduled to announce the decision at 1 p.m. ET.

For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.

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