Let the Games begin…soon: Jockey Frankie Dettori leaps from ex-racehorse Monsignor after they carried the Olympic Flame around the parade ring at Ascot Racecourse during day 53 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 10, 2012 in Windsor, England. The Olympic Flame is now on day 53 of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. Photo: LOCOG via Getty Images
The chestnut horse was made a 4-5 favourite on Wednesday but O’Neill chose to scratch him from the race after a morning workout, ending I’ll Have Another’s chance of becoming the 12th horse to win all three flat races in the same year.
Not since Affirmed in 1978 has a horse completed the triple sweep, with 11 hopefuls in the 34 years since then thwarted by failure at the Belmont, the longest of the three races at 1 1/2 miles. (Photos: David J. Phillip/AP Photo; Al Bello/Getty Images)
An ode to Rapid Redux Allen Abel: The Brave Little Horse That Never Loses stepped lightly into stall No. 3. It was the coldest day of the new month and, like every other thoroughbred in the world, The Brave Little Horse had been marked another year older on the first of January. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images
By a nose French stayer Dunaden prevailed in a thrilling nose-to-nose sprint to the line with British-trained Red Cadeaux to win the $6.2-million Melbourne Cup in a photo-finish at Flemington Race course on Tuesday. REUTERS/Racing Victoria/Handout
Photo gallery: Hat tricks at the Royal Ascot It’s Royal Ascot week in the U.K. The races, which continue until June 18, are a British tradition, mixing sport, style and pageantry. According to us, it’s a week for looking at eccentric hats. (Photo: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)
Photos of the Day Model Anneka Tanaka-Svenska has her elaborate hat adjusted on the first day of the annual Royal Ascot horse racing event near Windsor, Berkshire, west of London, June 14, 2011. The hat was created by milliner Louis Mariette to celebrate Royal Ascot’s 300th anniversary and was inspired by Queen Anne who officially opened Ascot in 1711. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)
Photos of the day A horse is bathed in preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Harry How/Getty Images)
Uncle Mo won’t race in Kentucky Derby Uncle Mo won’t run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby because of a puzzling internal ailment that has reduced his appetite and energy. Owner Mike Repole announced the decision to scratch the colt Friday morning, about 40 minutes before Derby wagering opened. Uncle Mo was the 9-2 second choice on the morning line.