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I'll Have Another heads to NY for Belmont Stakes

Mario Gutierrez is congratulated by Jack Sisterson after

Mario Gutierrez is congratulated by Jack Sisterson after riding I'll Have Another to win the 137th Preakness Stakes. (May 19, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

BALTIMORE - I'll Have Another came out of the Preakness in "super" shape, and trainer Doug O'Neill says it's on to New York for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.

While O'Neill was heading back to California on Sunday, a bright and healthy looking I'll Have Another was loaded onto a van for the trip to Belmont Park, where he will prepare for the 1½-mile Belmont on June 9.

O'Neill said I'll Have Another "licked his feed tub clean" and the trainer "definitely feels the energy and buzz in the air" about a Triple try.

"Bring it on," O'Neill said outside his barn Sunday morning.

I'll Have Another edged Bodemeister by a neck in the Preakness on Saturday. Two weeks earlier he defeated the same rival by 1½ lengths in the Derby. A win in the Belmont would make him the 12th Triple Crown champion, and the first since Affirmed in 1978.

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