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Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another, rivals headed to pre-race detention barn
NEW YORK (AP) ' Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another is headed to new digs, along with his potential 10 rivals in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
They'll take up residence no later than Wednesday in a special barn where every move and visitor will be closely monitored, a change in routine that has angered some trainers. New York racing officials mandated the move as part of new rules announced last week to ensure that the race is run fairly.
Like a real prison, the so-called detention barn has bare bulbs illuminating every stall and visitors have to be logged in and out. Instead of being spread out in barns around Belmont Park, all Belmont runners will be sequestered in stalls next to each other.
Trainer Doug O'Neill, who is facing a 45-day suspension in July, plans to move I'll Have Another into the special barn on Tuesday.