I'll Have Another Team to Attend Mets-Yanks Before Belmont

Belmont win would give I'll Have Another first Triple Crown win in 34 years

Monday, May 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:45 AM EDT
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I'll Have Another Team to Attend Mets-Yanks

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Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another is lead around his stable just after arriving at Belmont Park last weekend.

Team O'Neill is headed to Yankee Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch the night before I'll Have Another attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.

Trainer Doug O'Neill, owner Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez are to be at the Mets-Yankees game June 8 — less than 24 hours before their Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner takes his shot at racing immortality.

O'Neill says Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, invited all three to "symbolize the Triple Crown."

O'Neill was outside hs horse's barn at Belmont Park on Monday.

He calls the invitation a "huge honor" and says "it should be a blast." I'll Have Another took another trip around the track Monday, jogging a half mile and galloping one mile.

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