Finley: Another Tough Break for Horse Racing

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Finley: Another Tough Break for Horse Racing
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Is thoroughbred racing cursed? It's a legitimate question in light of Friday's development, the stunning news that I'll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes after developing tendonitis in his left front leg. While this may not have been the warmest and fuzziest story because of the spate of drug violations incurred by trainer Doug O'Neill, I'll Have Another's chase for Triple Crown glory was going to be an electrifying two-and-a-half minutes for racing, one that was going to shake the old Belmont Park grandstand that was going to be filled with more than 100,000 people. Win or lose, it was going to be a great moment and, frankly, something the sport needed after three or four of the worst months in its history.

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