Videos tagged with "injury"

2012 Belmont Stakes [03:05]
2012 Belmont Stakes. I'll Have Another quest for a Triple Crown comes to an end as he is scratched from the race due to injury.
Tags: triple crown, belmont stakes, horse racing

Belmont Stakes (2012) - Union Rags Wins at the Wire [02:52]
Belmont Stakes (2012) - Union Rags Wins at the Wire The Belmont Stakes ran Saturday evening, but anticipation for the big race dwindled suddenly when on Friday it was announced that favorite to win and Triple Crown contender, I'll Have Another, scratched and subsequently retired due to a leg injury. However, the show must go on... and it did, with Union Rags taking the win for the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Union Rags prevailed in the field of 11 3-year-olds in the 144th running of the Belmont, but even so, there wasn't much excitement among fans entering the huge racetrack hours before the race. The Belmont win is worth $600000 out of a $1 million purse. "I don't have words to describe it," jockey John Velazquez said. "For (trainer Michael Matz) to finally rise up to the top again, I'm very, very happy. Union Rags passed by Painter at the finish line, giving Valazquez his second career win. Union Rags came in 7th at the Kentucky Derby and bypassed the Preakness Stakes altogether. As for I'll Have Another, he did make an appearance, however. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will instead be led to the winner's circle before the race for a retirement ceremony. "We felt that this would be a fitting ceremonial retirement for an incredible racehorse," I'll Have Another's trainer Doug O'Neill said. "There are many fans who traveled from near and far to see I'll Have Another today, and we wanted to give them a chance to help us send him off to retirement." With a Triple Crown ...
Tags: belmont, stake, 2012, union, rags, wins, triple, crown, winner, thoroughbred, race, racing, horse, track, park, new, york, preakness, pimlico, course, baltimore, maryland, kentucky, derby, churchhill, downs, louisville, united, states, america, american

1999 Belmont Stakes - Lemon Drop Kid : Full ABC Broadcast [01:01:11]
Charismatic, standing on the threshold of sweeping the Triple Crown, missed his date with history yesterday when he ran third in the Belmont Stakes behind the 29-1 long shot Lemon Drop Kid. And, worse, in a stunning finish to the saga of the colt who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness at long odds, Charismatic fractured two bones in his left front leg as he crossed the finish line. The injury did not appear to be life-threatening but it ended his racing career. It also brought a sorrowful close to what had been a rousing day at Belmont Park, with a record crowd of 85818 on hand in perfect weather to see if Charismatic could become the first horse in 21 years to win the Triple Crown. Instead, he became the 15th horse, and the third in three years, to win the Derby and Preakness but fail to cross the finish line first in the mile-and-a-half race. Charismatic, who ran in a claiming race in February before surging to the top of the 3-year-old racing world in the past two months, will undergo surgery late this morning. Dr. Larry Bramlage, a veterinarian from Lexington, Ky., reported that the colt had cracked the cannon bone just above the ankle and had fractured the sesamoid behind it. ''It is not life-threatening,'' Bramlage said, ''but it definitely means his racing career is over. However, he should be fine as a stallion.'' Chris Antley, the jockey who overcame problems of weight and substance abuse and made a roaring comeback aboard Charismatic in the Derby and the ...
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Did I'll Have Another's Owners Make the Right Choice? [02:03]
Dr. Robert Klapper enters the horse racing world and explains I'll Have Another's tendinitis injury and why his owners made the right decision to scratch him out of the Belmont Stakes and retire him.
Tags: I'll Have Another, Horse racing, Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown, Dr. Robert Klapper, ESPNLA 710, 710 ESPN, ESPN Los Angeles, Sports, ESPN, Racing

I'll Have Another Tribute [02:54]
I made this for two reasons: 1. to honor what I believe is the best three-year-old in several years. 2. I was bored and had a ton of pictures and a good song. I'll be honest. his retirement today has me really bummed. I've been a fan of this horse since March and watching him come so far has been thrilling. he's such a talented animal and I'm so disappointed that he won't have the chance to make a run in the Belmont. I really thought he was "the horse" and that thirty four years was plenty long. but, you know, that's the game. everything can be perfect one minute and the next, something like this happens. I'm glad they put the horse's welfare first. I admit, it's such a sad day for racing because there was a promise of so much more- especially his rivalry with Bodemiester. but I suppose if you want everything to always go right, you're in the wrong profession. these things happen. yes it's sad, but it could have been worse. I'll Have Another's team prevented a possibly worse injury on live national television. kudos to them, and kudos to I'll Have Another. it was fun. /end serious time. enjoy the pictures. the song is Ain't No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant
Tags: I'll, Have, Another, tribute, retired, kentucky, derby, triple, crown, Preakness, belmont, racehorse, horse, racing, Race, Horse Racing (Sport)

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