No Nasal Strip, No Problem, O’Neill Says
An equipment change for I’ll Have Another will be noted in the program for the 144th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9. The son of Flower Alley will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner without the aid of a nasal strip, which he has worn in each of his seven previous races.
New York is the only state that bans nasal strip use. The prohibition does not come from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, which approved their use in October 1999 and allows nasal strips to be used in Standardbred racing.