NEW YORK (AP) – Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another took another tour around Belmont Park on a rainy Friday, this time galloping a mile under exercise rider Humberto Gomez.
After two days of 1 1/2-mile jogs, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner picked up the pace as he prepares to make a bid to win the Belmont Stakes on June 9 and become thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown champion in 34 years.
I’ll Have Another was accompanied by his stable pony, Lava Man, as he entered the track with a steady rain falling.
Assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said the colt “looked super. 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.”