Triple Crown Contender I'll have another was actually conceived here in Central Kentucky at Three Chimneys Farm in Woodford County. In fact, his sire, Flower Alley still stands at stud there. Tomorrow was a day all the workers on the farm had looked forward to for weeks.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another had humble beginnings here in Central Kentucky.
"It's a rags to riches story. The horse was born and sold for $11,000," said Three Chimneys Farm spokesperson Jen Roytz.
But after he won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in surprising fashion, workers here at Three Chimneys Farm began to feel that this was the year the drought might actually be broken.
"There was so much excitement in our industry because there was potential for a Triple Crown winner. He had the best shot of any horse in decades to do that," said Roytz.
That's why it was so difficult for them to see his racing career cut short just a day before he could have made history. Roytz, though, says this was the best decision for I'll Have Another.
"They were the epitome of doing right by the horse and that speaks volumes about them and really showed a good face of the industry to the general public," said Roytz.
They say I'll Have Another will always hold a special place at Three Chimneys and his runaway success should mean big business.
"He's turned his sire into one of the hot sires in the industry," said Roytz.
The next step for I'll Have Another is for his owners to decide where he'll go to stud, maybe even right here in Central Kentucky.
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