07/01/2012 7:27PM

Hollywood Park: I'll Have Another will parade between races

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Barbara D. Livingston
In what is likely to be his final public appearance before leaving for stud duty in Japan, I'll Have Another will parade between races Saturday at Hollywood Park.

Retired Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another will be paraded between races on Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

I’ll Have Another is scheduled to be sent to Japan later this summer for stud duty. Saturday’s ceremony is likely to be his final public appearance before he starts quarantine in advance of being sent to Japan.

Owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam and trained by Doug O’Neill, I’ll Have Another made his final start in the Preakness Stakes. He was scratched  from the Belmont Stakes on June 8, the day before the race, because of a tendon injury. I’ll Have Another won 5 of 7 starts and $2,693,600.

O’Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez will conduct an autograph session near the paddock on Saturday between noon and 1 p.m.

Owner Harris to receive Pincay Award

California owner-breeder John Harris has been named the 2012 recipient of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award, Hollywood Park announced last weekend.

A presentation will be made between races on Saturday.

The Pincay award, named for the famous retired jockey, is presented annually to an individual recognized for his dedication and integrity in racing.

Harris, who turns 69 on July 14, operates Harris Ranch in Coalinga, Calif., which breeds Thoroughbreds and operates a stable. In recent years, Harris has been represented by several stakes winners, including the turf sprinter Unzip Me as well as Compari, Lucky J.H, and Work the Crowd.

A former president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and a former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, Harris is a member of the Jockey Club.

◗ Sutherland will make a public appearance with television host Kurt Hoover in a 30-minute discussion of the Hollywood Gold Cup on the stage below the paddock tote board at noon on Saturday.

JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
I have read some of the most appalling, distasteful and disgustingly awful statements regarding I'll Have Another since he has been retired. All he did was win, and win impressively, thrillingly and beautifully, and this kind of disrespect that has been thrown at him is truly and horribly sad. You prove yourself a great champion and a fabulous overachiever and all you get is reviled by a lot of people who didn't have the good fortune to bet you when they had the chance. Not a great ringing endorsement of some bettors out there, because a great champion horse deserves your respect, whether you won money on him/her or not. I will be there Saturday, and I will be cheering loudly when I'll Have Another is paraded by the stands because this fabulous champion horse needs and deserves to hear North Americans cheer him one last time in reward for all of the wonderful racing IHA has provided all of us, and the thrilling, wonderful fashion in which I'll Have Another won those races. The races IHA won are among the most coveted, important and biggest races presented, not only in the United States, but in the entire world. IHA thrilled us all, and he should be assured that we appreciated his talent, his efforts, his heart, his professionalism and his amazing will-to-win. So yes, I will be cheering and clapping and thanking I'll Have Another. He deserves my cheers and praise, and I will be giving them to him, no matter who is standing next to him. I am disappointed in Paul Reddam and I have issue with him, but I will not boo him, I will cheer the horse instead. I'll Have Another deserves the cheers, and I hope those attending will remember to cheer the horse, and not confuse IHA by booing the owner. I wouldn't want IHA to think the boos are for him, because they wouldn't be. Our cheers and thanks are the only things that should be ringing through IHA's ears. I'll Have Another deserves to be sent off with honor and respect, and I, for one, will give that to him Saturday. We should all say good-bye to this noble warrior with both style and grace.
cowboy More than 1 year ago
going with richard;s kid in gold cup...
cowboy More than 1 year ago
can i go with the horse
DILLON DE More than 1 year ago
Who knows if the Japs r really gonna really breed IHA they eat everything overthere. They might let him knock up a few mares then slaughter him for dinner. It should be out lawed for guys like this to just abandon these Horses when they find them not useful anymore.
Mark Scheider More than 1 year ago
I hope Redham never sees a horse of this caliber again. I'll Have Another could have run the Belmont. Jeez, just watch the retirement announcement again. Redham doesnt look the slightest upset because he knew the deal was on. He took the money over the Crown! Fiend! He had better hope that he doesnt walk past me on Breeders Cup Saturday. I can say that with conviction.
James Turner More than 1 year ago
Jeez, can you be any more of a hypocrite. In one comment you say you feel so bad for the horse. In another comment you say you want the horse to run injured. You say the horse got kicked around for not performing, while at the same time saying the horse won some of the biggest races on earth. Reddam didn"t take the money over the crown. If the horse wasn"t injured he probably would have won the crown and that would have meant more money for Reddam. You don't want Reddam to have another horse like this again? If it wasn"t for Reddam buying ths horse, the horse may never have gotten to the Triple Crown races. This wasn"t the most fashionably bred horse and another owner/trainer may not have been as succesful at taking him down the Triple Crown trail. This horse had the best of care during his racing career and will get the best of care during his stud career and also during his retirement years.
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
Reddam played it safe. He retired IHA to maintain value of publicity and possibilities.
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
I so agree. When I heard deal was sealed I knew Reddam retired IHA to sell him. He's just another degenerate gambler and should have all his horses taken from him. Reddam doesn't deserve to be in HR business.
Bsb Jaws More than 1 year ago
The horse racing business is gambling Peta plant. No gambling , no racing, no cute little horses. Thats a fact. You can look it up. You won't ,because you & your peta friends have an agenda to spread false information. You are the worst kind of person. One that is completely removed from the truth. It isn't a political forum ,so take your political agenda back to the peta meeting. You are as transparent as a peta plant gets and you are no match for me in a battle of wits. You don't bet so your words have no meaning. Why don't you & PETA file suit to have his horses taken from him ? LOL.
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
I'm not a PETA fan. I dislike animal endangerment and knuckleheads like Reddam. Simple as that. I also would have loved to see a TC , wouldn't you. I don't believe IHA was even injured !!
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
You are all teeth, Jaws! No bite.
Mark Scheider More than 1 year ago
I feel so bad for this horse. What a double-edged sword being a champion horse is. You do not perform and you kicked around ending up who knows where. You win some of the biggest races on Earth and you still get passed along like you dont matter just so the greedy fiend of an owner PAUL REDHAM can get his money. I wish the New York Times would shred this guy. (And I hate the NYT's opinions on horse racing).
unmarx1 More than 1 year ago
his name is Reddam,not Redham. you feel so bad for yourself,not the horse.who is worse,Reddam or your own dad?
Frank More than 1 year ago
unmarx1, what are you smoking/popping/shooting? the psychology is this: your an idiot!
unmarx1 More than 1 year ago
thats you're, not your. did you know 95+% of criminals are on the left politically? like your company?
Frank More than 1 year ago
You think the horse really would rather leave the rolling hills of the majestic Kentucky bluegrass for Japan? I wouldnt give these sellout loan sharking prey off the poor people connections the time of day. These guys ducked racing to sellout -- and dont tell me its all about business -- this is the sport of kings -- these people racing these beautiful animals should already be rich!
prose More than 1 year ago
"...loan sharking prey off the poor people connections..." LOL I love you, dude. That's exactly what that guy is. And he found his perfect counterpart in the crooked needle-happy trainer O'Neill. Milkshake another one, Doug! Or inject some frog venom into them!
Ernie Silman More than 1 year ago
Yup, they ducked out on a $600K winners share of the purse, a 5 million dollar bonus for a TC win, millions in advertising & endorsements, Hall of Fame, Best 3 yr old, Horse of Year honors just so they could sell him to highest bidder. They probably should have run him sore, let the public bet him down to 4/5 & taken their shot at glory. So what if he broke down, the sport needs a hero & a bandwagon to jump on or off depending on which way the wind is blowin. It don't matter where he stands, the people who know or have a vested opinion/interest obviously figure he won't get much considering he already outran his pedigree. We have enough mediocre Studs watering down bloodlines. As for the owner, just be grateful you aren't lining up because he's probably the last guy standing between you and chapter 11. The guy takes more risks backing losers, that nobody else would touch, than every handicapper in the nation. Further, you're right, they should already be rich & most of em are. But not from listening to or taking advice from whiners & snivellers!
Frank More than 1 year ago
Ernie, your lost -- first of all there is no 5m bonus for TC winner anymore. Secondly, I never said anything about running an injuried horse. Point is I dont trust these guys. Who knows if the horse was even hurt? Who knows if he could run again and not retire? Who knows the real reasons? All we see as the public is this guy was quick to sellout and cash in -- Am glad a guy like this is not a triple crown owner.
Ernie Silman More than 1 year ago
Not lost but a realist. Who knows if he was hurt? Just a handful of vets who probably don't know much. I heard once that a sore horse will favor a tender or sore leg thus compromising the other (probably just an old wives tale) and leaving him vulnerable to a more severe injury, sometimes catastrophic, particularly with individuals whom demonstrate characteristics of heart & courage. IHA is a prime example of such a horse. You tell me - is there even a 5K claimer worth taking that risk with. They got an obligation & a liabilty (to other riders, horses & owners not to mention the wagering public) to field a sound horse. Sore horses who haven't done much are usually the type that get abused (unfortunately) til they either get you even or they break down completely. Horses that have done everything you asked of them, then come up sore, are worthy (as are all, accomplished or not) of some respite and or retirement. The horse doesn't owe us anything nor to his trainer and owner. It was a painful enough decision to scratch without having to suffer all the criticism, derision, innuendo & suspision cast by casual ( informed or otherwise) observers. As for going to Japan - too bad. When you sell your house next month who are you gonna sell it to, the guy who offers the most or the nice family who offers you half of the market value . Maybe they should of kept him here & sent him to a nice place like Calumet (remember Alydar, those nice folks figured he was worth more dead than alive). Just be grateful you didn't have to make the call. While you're wallowing in your candor of despise you can rue the fact that they have a shedrow full of promising young horses & a fistful of greenbacks to acquire others. They may not have one as valiant as IHA but that ain't gonna stop 'em from trying. Frankly I admire their integrity, resolve & common sense.
Frank More than 1 year ago
Ernie, you lost my interest now. Stop blah blah blahing and keep it shorter!
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
He, Reddam, didn't have the nerve, just the greed.
unmarx1 More than 1 year ago
the psychology is this: you guys are the horse,the horse is you. and the connections are your abusive or absent fathers.your comments tell us a 1000 times more about you than the connections.you have no answer as to why Cash Call customers use their services instead of going elsewhere.
Bsb Jaws More than 1 year ago
Ernie lost your interest because you don't know what Calumet Farm is . LOL. You want him to keep it shorter because you can't comprehend what isn't on your sheet of talking points given to you at the PETA meeting. You Peta plants really should arm yourselves with more than that. You will be shredded by real horse players that are cogniZant of the facts here at DRF.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jaws at least your responses are short--I can deal with that. But are you giving reference to yourself with comments "real horse players" and "Cognizant"? Hahahahaha -- Last saturday did you bet that horse that was the same name as your cat?
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
I so agree. The folks fell in love with IHA and his humble jockey and were duped by Reddam. That is WRONG. It hurts the business of HR !!
James Turner More than 1 year ago
Who gave this humble jockey a chance to be a national celebrity? Reddam and O'Neal thats who. Who took an unfashionably bred horse, from an obscure breeder, and won two thirds of the triple crown? Reddam and O'Neal thats who. Whos the greedy person who wanted an injured horse to race again so she could see a triple crown winner. YOU.
Joey W More than 1 year ago
Hope they boo when owner's name is announced