editorial | HORSE RACING
I’ll Have Another setback
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes had the potential to pull horse racing out of a morass of bad publicity. If the colt I’ll Have Another had succeeded in becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, the victory would have drawn attention to the joys of the sport — and away from recent doping scandals. Instead, I’ll Have Another was scratched from the Belmont Friday because of a leg injury, prompting speculation about whether the horse had been treated properly all along.