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If it's not 1 thing it's another before Triple try


By Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing ever comes easy in the nerve-racking weeks before the Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown on the line.

Doug O'Neill, the trainer of I'll Have Another, is learning just how difficult it is to avoid all the roadblocks as he prepares his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner for a chance to become the first Triple Crown champion in 34 years.

"Welcome to New York," rival trainer Dale Romans said.

While I'll Have Another has been a picture of perfection during his morning gallops around Belmont Park, oblivious to what's going on around him, it's been one thing after another for Team O'Neill.

Traffic jams. Suspensions. Nasal strips. Visas. Detention barns. Loose horses.

And it's still nearly a week before the race.

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