As Triple Crown contender ‘I’ll Have Another’ prepares to make his run at history tomorrow, the famous horse somehow still finds the time to take part in the latest technology and social networking.
Operating under the Twitter handle @Ill_HaveAnother, the comical tweets of a horse preparing for the next big race has already drawn in almost 8,000 followers.
When asked who is responsible for the tweets, trainer Doug O’Neil jokes, “”The horse is. … He’s having a hard time with the hoofs with the keys.”
The profile description on Twitter reads “”I am the Kentucky Derby and Preakness 2012 winning three year old chestnut colt living the dream. On the Triple Crown Trail. Next stop Belmont and History!”
Keeping his followers entertained, @Ill_HaveAnother frequently cracks jokes on what it’s like to be a horse.
“Gotta go, Optimizer and Paynter (fellow Belmont States runner in the same security barn) threatening a pillow fight if I don’t shut this hoofPad down now. Nite nite.”
Adding about his appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show:
“We’re headed to @jimmyfallon. Hey Jimmy, coach @IAmLavaMan and I would like to request two seats to hold 1,000 pounds #hookahorseup @NBCSN”
Regardless of the tue mastermind behind I’ll Have Another’s tweets, it’s sure to be an exciting race around the 1.5 mile track at the Belmont with many rooting for the highly regarded horse.
“The owner of Affirmed (last Triple Crown winner in 1978) says she likes my chances as the successor to him. Says there are many similarities. Thank you for the compliments”
With a chance to be only the 12th horse in history to win the title O’Neil says “We’re so excited about this guy, he has the right mind to win the race.”