There will be no Triple Crown winner in 2012 after all.
Despite winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, I’ll Have Another was forced to pull out on Friday with a swollen tendon. One of the greatest Canadian-owned horses of all time also retired.
Affirmed in 1978 remains the last horse to win the Triple Crown. I’ll Have Another, who beat Bodemeister in two of the most compelling horse races I have ever seen to win the first two crowns in 2012. He was also the 4-5 favourite to win tomorrow, especially with the fact that Bodemeister was not going to be competing either.
I was planning on watching tomorrow’s race, but will turn my attention tomorrow to another sport involving horses instead. My focus will now be on the CN Reliability Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows, one of the top equestrian races prior to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Canadian Olympic Gold medallist Eric Lamaze is currently trying to decide what horse he will take with him to the Olympics. It has come down to the Dutch gelding Verdi and the Belgian mare Derly Chin de Muze. The results this weekend will go along way to Lamaze’s final decision.