Controversy over I’ll Have Another Vet Treatments fans anti-racing fire

Maybe Joe Drape lost a bundle on a race. That might give some insight into why the NYT reporter wrote such an uninformed and biased article (I’ll Have Another had History of Ailments) for the the paper yesterday, claiming that I’ll Have Another suffered from chronic soundness problems which O’Neill, tried to conceal by injecting […]

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I’ll Have Another out of the Belmont!

I’ll Have Another, who had energized racing fans with his bid for the Triple Crown has been scratched from the Belmont and retired from racing after being diagnosed with tendonitis. The sad news came today at a press conference at 1:00 p.m. EST. According to The Paulick Report: O’Neill said he noticed a “lack of […]

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Is Lasix jinxing the Triple Crown?

The use of Lasix (furosemide) has come under scrutiny in the racing industry with some analysts arguing that the use of the drug is one of the reasons why we’ve gone so long without a Triple Crown winner. Lasix is injected to prevent bleeding – Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhaging. The argument is that almost all […]

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I’ll Have Another takes the Preakness

I will admit it: I thought that Bodemeister would win the Preakness. Without an early pace setter and over the shorter distance, I thought he’d do it, especially as coming into the backstretch the time was a full two seconds slower than the Derby. But I’ll Have Another rallied with another incredible run down the […]

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I’ll Have Another wins the 2012 Kentucky Derby!

For awhile I thought that my pick, Bodemeister had the Derby. He looked in good shape coming into the home stretch after leading the field. But, it was I’ll Have Another, ridden by Derby newcomer¬†Mario Gutierrez and trained by Doug O’Neil, who rallied and passed him in a good burst of speed. Maybe he got […]

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