Jockey Kent Desmoreaux was removed from his mounts today at Belmont after failing to pass a breathalyzer, according to Bryan Graham of Sports Illustrated.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux, slated to ride Tiger Walk in Preakness tomorrow, removed from his mounts at Belmont today for failing breathalyzer.
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) May 18, 2012
Desmoreaux is slated to ride Tiger Walk in the Preakness tomorrow. The 42-year-old jockey has nearly won the Triple Crown twice in his career. Once with Real Quiet in 1998, and again with Big Brown in 2008.