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Belmont Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another Retires (VIDEO)

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year as I'll Have Another has been scratched from the race due to a tendon injury that happened during Friday morning's training session. The latest news is that I'll Have Another has officially retired as a race horse.

Matt Gardner of SB Nation's horsing blog And Down the Stretch They Come talks about I'll Have Another and the horses injury and retirement, as well as what Saturday's race without I'll Have Another now means.

The tendon injury is typically not life threatening for a horse, but if they were to injury the tendon again it then would be very serious.

With I'll Have Another out of the 2012 Belmont Stakes is means there will be another year where horse racing does not have a Triple Crown winner.

For more on the Belmont Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with the SB Nation Atlanta StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.