Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another will
be paraded between races Saturday, July 7 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez, who was aboard for both of those
stirring victories and undefeated in four collaborations with the Flower Alley
colt, and trainer Doug O’Neill, who conditioned the chestnut for owner J. Paul
Reddam, will have an autograph session prior to the start of a program highlighted
by the 73rd running of the Grade I, $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup. Gutierrez
and O’Neill will be available between 12-1 p.m. near the Paddock Tote Board.
The appearance will be the last chance for fans to see I’ll
Have Another before he begins the next phase of his life as a stallion in
A winner of five of seven with earnings of $2,693,600, I’ll
Have Another was recently sold to Shigeyuki Okada and will stand at Big Red
Farm on the island of Hokkaido.
The chestnut colt, who has been stabled at Betfair Hollywood
Park throughout his brilliant career, earned his maiden win over Cushion Track
in his debut July 3, 2011. Prior to his victories in the first two jewels of
the Triple Crown, I’ll Have Another won the Grade II Robert B. Lewis and Grade
I Santa Anita Derby.
Besides the Gold Cup, the card will also include the Grade
II, $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile for fillies and mares on turf. There will also
be a fedora giveaway – one per paid admission while supplies last – and a Gold
Cup hat contest with a $500 first prize.