Kent Desormeaux is finally seeking help.
The 42-year-old jockey will start a six-week outpatient alcohol
rehabilitation program beginning Tuesday, according to his agent, J.R.
Desormeaux failed a Breathalyzer test May 18 at Belmont Park that not
only cost him three mounts that day, but also his mount, Tiger Walk, in
the Preakness Stakes and Dullahan for the June 9 Belmont Stakes.
Dullahan is expected to be one of the choices behind I’ll Have Another,
who is seeking to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978,
when Affirmed was the last horse to win the Kentucky Derby, the
Preakness and the Belmont in the same year.