With less than a week to go until the 2012 Belmont Stakes, all eyes are on Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another. While the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has been training well, his jockey, Mario Gutierrez will now begin preparing for the Belmont.
Gutierrez, who has never raced at Belmont Park, will arrive at the track early this week and race in as many as 10 races during the next seven days in order to prepare for the Saturday's Belmont Stakes. To ensure Gutierrez can get in enough races, I'll Have Another owner Paul Reddam said he would invest in a horse and enter it in the Brooklyn Handicap. The Brooklyn Handicap is a 1 1/2 mile race, the same length as the Belmont Stakes.
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