Belmont Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another Gallops First Mile Since Arriving At Belmont Park

I'll Have Another galloped at Belmont Park for the first time since arriving in New York after winning the Preakness Stakes.

As I'll Have Another made his way around the track with stable pony Lava Man, it was anything but a dry run in a steady rain. Humberto Gomez, the exercise rider for I'll Have Another kept the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the middle of the track for a mile run.

"He looked super," said Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill. "One thing we were looking to see how he got over the track, stride-wise, and he looked fantastic. The rider said he felt good, and he's happy, so we're happy."

I'll Have Another could run against as many as 11 horses on June 9. The three-year-old colt will try to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978.

For more on the Belmont Stakes, please be sure to visit our blog And Down The Stretch They Come along with SB Nation New York.

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