The crowds go wild at last weekend’s Preakness Stakes.
I’ll Have Another is the latest horse to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. His handle is @Ill_HaveAnother.
Here are some of his most recent tweets.
- @bsd987 I would love to say I was that clever, but nope just a horse with a goal. Next 3,000 than the world.
- @DougONeill1 tossing a ball in Baltimore for Orioles @Mario_Hastings tossing in Los Angeles for Dodgers. Where can I toss a horse shoe?
- @DelMarRacing Can’t miss where the Surf Meets the Turf, what is it 70 days until the madness descends upon Del Mar? Can I sing with Bing?
- @GioPontiFan Well without her I wouldn’t be here. Gotta give props to Mom raising me. #happymothersday #goodson
- I think I need to call 1-800-Flowers for my Dam on Mothers Day and send her some roses too! #ArchsGalEdith #dontforgetmom
- So do you think I can get 2,000 before the sun goes down today. I am all about goal setting. Plus @IamLavaMan is busy trying to be Kegasus
- You know you’ve made it when @Joan_Rivers is tweeting about you.@DougONeill1 #mademyday
- @donnahamiltontv Service is great, wood shavings as requested. I would ask for green M & M’s like the rockstars do, but want to stay humble
- Here is a photo of me watching the inflight movie…..War Horse…. I cried. #anothernoblehorse #dontjudge
- @LauraHindle My companion is the great @IamLavaMan who earned over $ 5mil during racing. I call him Coach. #lavaman
*Note: (@IamLavaMan is a fellow horse)
You probably figured they didn’t gallop here, but did you know Triple Crown-caliber horses generally travel by plane, not trailer?
Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another is among eight Doug O’Neill-trained horses due to arrive in Baltimore this afternoon. They’re traveling on a charter from equine transport company Tex Sutton, whose “Air Horse One” 727 is pictured above.
Considered less stressful than long van rides, in the thoroughbred industry aircraft is the preferred method to transport horses, according to a 2011 North County Times article. Horses fly “first-class in padded stalls, while owner, trainers and handlers get economy service,” the article says. “Inside,” it adds, “the plane smells, well, like a farm, with hay and horse dung.”
View pictures of Tex Sutton’s operation on the company’s website.
Fortunately for all involved, it doesn’t look like the horses’ shoes have to be removed for security.