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Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another scratched from race at Belmont Stakes

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Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another is bathed after morning workouts while trainer Doug O'Neill looks on at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, June 8. I'll Have Another was going to attempt to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win racing's coveted Triple Crown but was scratched from the race because of injury on Friday morning.

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I'll Have Another walks in the barn after a morning workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2012 in Elmont, N.Y. The Triple Crown hopeful was scheduled to run Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.

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I'll Have Another takes a nip at exercise rider Jonny Garcia at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, in Elmont, N.Y.

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Triple Crown Hopefull I'll Have Another gallops with exercise rider Jonny Garcia up during a morning workout at Belmont Park on June 7, 2012 in Elmont, New York.

 From Reuters: NEW YORK - Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, the favorite for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes, has been scratched from the race, his trainer said on Friday.

 Trainer Doug O'Neill said the colt, who was bidding to become the first horse in 34 years to complete the Triple Crown, suffered a tendon injury.

"Maybe he just strained himself from training," O'Neill told the Dan Patrick Show on the eve of the race. "Just a freakish thing. I'm bummed we're not participating. Whoever wins will be a special horse." Continue reading this story on NBC Sports.com here.

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