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Belmont Stakes 2012: SB Nation Examines I'll Have Another's Retirement

On Friday, I'll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill announced that the horse would not run in the 2012 Belmont Stakes and pass up on a coveted opportunity to complete the Triple Crown. SB Nation studios has been providing plenty of race coverage this week, and they've also analyzed the surprising retirement of I'll Have Another and what it might mean for Saturday's race.

In the video playlist below, SB Nation takes you to Belmont and examines some of the challenges riders and horses face at the track. And SB Nation horse racing expert Matt Gardner discusses how I'll Have Another's absence might affect the odds.

Related: I'll Have Another Officially Out Of 2012 Belmont Stakes, Says Trainer Doug O'Neill

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more, check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

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