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2012 Belmont Stakes: Tendonitis Cause For I'll Have Another To Scratch

Twitter is running wild with all sorts of speculation about I’ll Have Another, scratched today from the Belmont Stakes, a move that means horse racing will continue waiting for its first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

There are people claiming I’ll Have Another suffered a broken leg. There are the inevitable comparisons to Barbaro.

From the Daily Racing Form, however, trainer Doug O’Neill has a much simpler explanation for scratching the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner.

“He’s got tendonitis in his left front tendon,” O’Neill said. “He’s not 100 percent and I ain’t taking any chances.

“The bottom line is it’s not tragic, no one got killed, there are much bigger issues in the world.”

There will be a press conference held at Belmont Park early this afternoon to discuss the injury. SB Nation New York will get you a report from that event as soon as it becomes available.