Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 8/21/14
Fans at Betfair Hollywood Park were given one last chance to cheer for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another at his home track before the colt heads off to stud duty in Japan. Jockey Mario Gutierrez wearing purple-and-white silks rode I'll Have Another from the paddock through the tunnel and onto the track as fans cheered and waved signs.  He walked onto the track before entering the winner's circle one last time.   Last month, owner J. Paul Reddam sold the chestnut colt to Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. "The estimates of his value were so different from Japan that any rational human being, as much as they wanted the horse to stand here and breed mares, would have to take the Japanese deal,"
Reddam told BloodHorse.com  "It's sad," trainer Doug O'Neill said to The Associated Press. "We all wanted so badly for him to stay in the United States. I was actually pushing for him to stay in California, but there was just very little interest." O'Neil says he plans to visit I'll Have Another in Japan with his family next spring. "He's going to a first-class place," he said. "He's going to get the best mares, he's going to be super well taken care of. We're going to stay on top of everything and make sure if they have any hiccups or any questions, we'll be there to support them. I'll Have Another will enter quarantine on Sunday for 30 days before going to his new home in Japan. Trainer Doug O'Neil has yet to serve his 45-day suspension he received from the California Horse Racing Board after one of his horses tested positive for excess carbon dioxide in a race last year. O'Neil did say he cashed in the I'll Have Another 200-1 Kentucky Derby future book ticket he bought for $100 in February, the wager paid $20,000.  
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jeremy Kerley on new contract: 'Bentleys for everybody'

Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

NFL to start airing its own anti-domestic violence PSAs

Ex-Bronco John Boyett punched cabbie, told cops to call Elway

Former NFL QB still feels effects of concussions every day

Robert Klemko given four-week suspension from The MMQB

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Michael Vick: Percy Harvin won't be a monster here

Robert Griffin III 'guaranteed' to be back in Week 11

Urlacher: Cutler paid like elite QB, hasn’t produced like one

Hoyer doesn’t think about getting benched for Manziel

Cardinals kicker blew $1,500 signing bonus on headphones

Ainge: Draft lottery reform would be 'better for the game'

The 10 college football programs with most to gain in Week 9

Most disappointing potential dynasties of divisional era

WATCH: OHL hockey coach goes off on reporter: ‘F*** you!’

PK Subban as Michael Jackson at Canadiens' Halloween party

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

One Direction promotes tour by acting like bandwagon NFL fans

Jimmy Howard unveils pink mask for 'Hockey Fights Cancer'

Louisville Athletic Dept. asking for donations at gas pump

Falcons make huge mistake with London infographic

DeMarco Murry surprises Cowboys linemen with iMacs

Jimbo Fisher's son reps for Winston on 'Superhero Day'

WATCH: Steve Ballmer freaks out while shown on Jumbotron

Horse Racing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Porn star: No one parties like Janikowski

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

10 bold predictions for NFL Week 8

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.