Will we have another Triple Crown winner?

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I'm rootin' for I'll Have Another on Saturday! We haven't had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed, in 1978. It's time! lol

    1. europewalker profile image76
      europewalkerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Habee, I'll Have Another has been scratched from the race sad

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        OMG. I just heard that on the news. I don't even want to watch the race now.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image79
          Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I know what you mean...there was such excitement. But it seems as though I'll Have Another could live for another day, given the right placement, even though he doesn't race.

          You will want to see this clip about retired race horses and what happens to them, the good and the bad...

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5PMVWDU … ature=mhum

          That his trainer removed him from the Belmont is to the trainer's credit, staying more injury. Let's hope I'll Have Another finds a new, useful, and rewarding life through a program such as Turning for Home. The 9 minutes of this video will make you cry in both sorrow and joy.

      2. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        RELAX Everyone....

        This was reported wrongly!! sad

        They meant to advise punters that S.C. Ratched was riding the mount... not that it was scratched! roll

        1. Sally's Trove profile image79
          Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I get the humor, but I'll Have Another's injury is a big deal in the horse world. Many live their lives in the horse industry, and the message here is that the trainer saw the injury before putting the horse out into a race that could end its life. It's a story to be celebrated.

  2. Sally's Trove profile image79
    Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago

    What a shame.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns- … 8070.story

    I'll Have Another seems to have had his last. sad

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the link. I'm sorry the horse is under the weather.

  3. trish1048 profile image73
    trish1048posted 6 years ago

    I was so, so disappointed to hear about I'll Have Another.  In my heart, I feel he would have taken the crown.
    When I first caught the news clip about this horse, I fell in love with his name.  Many years ago I used to go to the track quite often with my family, knowing very little about horses.  As time went on, my way of choosing a horse to bet on was by the name.  I didn't care about odds, size, whether the horse was a mudder or not, if the name struck me, my money was on it.  This practice netted me nice sums of money.  Nothing huge, just enough to make me happy.  Unlike my hubby, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, I didn't study the racing forms nor sit down with pencil and paper trying to determine a winner.  I think I irritated them when I would get excited for winning $17 smile  They weren't heavy betters, but certainly bet  more than the $2 I allowed myself.

    As sad as this turn of events is, I am glad the horse has responsible owners who didn't let greed get in the way.  Other owners could well have run the horse in spite of the oncoming condition, in their quest for the almighty dollar.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't know the term "mudder"...apparently you had more race track experience than I. LOL

      You and I had spoken about his name and how much we liked it. I think "I'll Have Another" will have another life, like El Frio. If this horse ever gets auctioned off for horse meat, there will be a huge outcry.

      1. trish1048 profile image73
        trish1048posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, a mudder is a horse who runs well on a wet, sloppy track.  Generally, they were long shots (slim chance of winning) but quite often, they did.  If not first they finished in the top three.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image79
          Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for that, trish...I'd never heard of a mudder.

 
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