Former triple crown hopeful I'll Have Another is headed to Japan. That is according to a report on the website, DailyRacingForum.com.
"Owner Paul Reddam said Friday that a deal has been reached with Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm on the island of Hokkaido to stand I'll Have Another beginning with the 2013 breeding season. Financial terms were confidential, Reddam said."
The report also points out that I'll Have Another had offers to stay in the United States, but,
"Kentucky wasn't anywhere close to where the Japanese were. Any rational person would have gone to the Big Red [offer] versus the Kentucky, even though we won't get to breed to the horse because he will be so far away. It's kind of sad. I would have liked to have had a lot of I'll Have Anothers."
I'll Have Another was scratched the day before the Belmont Stakes with a tendon injury in his right front leg. He was purchased for $35,000 as a two-year old.