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Triple Crown 2012: I'll Have Another Pulls Out Of Belmont Stakes

Only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown, and no horse has won it since 1978. None of that is going to change this weekend as I'll Have Another, winner of the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby, has been withdrawn from the 2012 Belmont Stakes

Doug O'Neill, trainer for I'll Have Another, just broke the news while he was on The Dan Patrick Show:

O'Nei'll was then asked if I'll Have Another had run its last race. His response: "If I had to wager....I would say yes."

For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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