Belmont Stakes 2012: Training Scare For I'll Have Another Happened On Thursday

I'll Have Another has a shot at the first Triple Crown title in 34 years at the 2012 Belmont Stakes, so everyone held their breath when a three-year-old filly named Isleta dumped her rider, ran wildly along the inside rail and got close enough to clip the boots of I'll Have Another's exercise rider, Jonny Garcia. The prize horse was not injured, according to the Associated Press report, but the event did cause a scare. The New York Racing Association announced that starting on Friday Belmont runners get an exclusive 15-minute training window in addition to the regular training times.

Daily Racing Form had a slideshow of the event and an interview with trainer Doug O'Neill:

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