I'll Have Another has been scratched from the race tomorrow due to a swollen tendon :(
He has officially retired from racing.
I'm very sad for him and for history**
I love pageantry, tradition and historical events and it could all be coming our way tomorrow at the Belmont Stakes.
I'll Have Another has an opportunity to achieve one of the highest awards in sports; the Triple Crown.
Here is the trophy -
There have only been 11 Triple Crown Champions, and none since 1978~ that's 35 years I've been waiting for this. The last chance was 4 years ago with Big Brown.
Here are the jockey silks worn by the champions.
Here is what we'll be rooting for!
My lunch buddy, Norma, took me out for a "fancy" Birthday lunch at Rutt's Hut, a NJ dive thats been around for about 65 years.
here is the take out shop-
Here is the "fancy dining room" entrance-
Here on the east coast they serve "rippers", which are deep fried hot dogs. Another heart healthy and totally satisfying lunch!
Have a great weekend everyone and root for I'll Have Another and history in the making.
I declare that if he does it, I will create a commemorative quilt to celebrate!