I know a lot of people went there just to see IHA. So I think it was nice that they incorporated him into the Belmont, even though he wasn't going to run. Did he deserve a "tribute"? No. I think not. But so many people traveled so far to see him run, and then him not running...I can see the reasoning for it.
I mean, he's not even really injured...
Anyways...I missed the race. But I watched it on youtube. Union Rags did great. Paynter did really good too. Just couldn't hold on... Union Rags was my original pick to win the Kentucky Derby and was my T.C. Hopeful.
"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."