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Belmont Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another Trainer, Jockey, Owner To Throw First Pitch For Yankees-Mets On June 8

On June 9, I'll Have Another will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 when he races in the 2012 Belmont Stakes. On June 8, I'll Have Another's team of trainer Doug O'Neill, jockey Mario Gutierrez and owner Paul Reddam will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Yankees-Mets game on June 8 at Yankee Stadium.

``What a huge honor it is,'' O'Neill said at a news conference May 28 at Belmont Park. ``That should be a blast.'' (via Blood Horse).

O'Neill couldn't believe the phone call at first and thought he was being pranked.

The first pitch at Yankee Stadium will be the third MLB stadium visit for I'll Have Another's team. Gutierrez threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium after winning the Kentucky Derby. O'Neill threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards before the Preakness Stakes win.

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.