The Triple Crown hopes for race favorite I'll Have Another are over, it seems. Trainer Doug O'Neill announced "I'll Have Another is officially out of the Belmont" on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday morning. The New York Racing Association has scheduled a press conference for 12 p.m. CT. Here is the confirmation via the Dan Patrick Show Twitter account:
Doug O'Neill: "I'll Have Another is officially out of the Belmont."— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) June 8, 2012
Here is a look back at the morning line odds from Thursday, which show that Dullahan is the biggest beneficiary of the news. As for NBC, the network carrying the Belmont Stakes, things just get pretty bleak.