I’ll Have Another Horse Trainer To Be Suspended After Belmont

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I’ll Have Another Horse Trainer To Be Suspended After Belmont, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another galloped over the track at Belmont on Friday for the first time, about 12 hours after news broke that the colt’s trainer had been suspended 45 days.

Doug O’Neill is not in danger of missing the final leg of the Triple Crown, as his California suspension – which would likely be upheld by other states – will not begin until some time after the June 9th race.

O’Neill was found guilty of racing a horse with a raised total carbon dioxide count in its blood. He’d been fighting that charge since August 2010 and vigorously denied that he “milkshaked” the horse Argenta. The California Horse Racing Board did, in fact, rule that he had not given the horse the illegal mixture of soda bicarbonate, sugar and electrolytes, but suspended him anyway.

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