Trainer Doug O'Neill had an unconventional plan for I'll Have Another coming off of his Kentucky Derby win, and it paid off, as the horse brought home a thrilling victory in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes. They're not dwelling on success: I'll Have Another left Baltimore at 8 a.m. today headed for Belmont three weeks before he has a chance to win the Triple Crown.
At Pimlico, the horse had a secluded barn as opposed to the barn traditionally reserved for Kentucky Derby winners. The plan is the same headed to Belmont, with O'Neill looking for a similar barn in New York.
As for the horse, he's apparently in "super shape" after the race, which bodes well for his chances of being the first horse to take the race since 1978.