Starting Wednesday, all Belmont starters must be on the grounds of Belmont Park by noon in the same barn, so the state can begin out-of-competition blood testing.

O’Neill, who is trying to win the Triple Crown with I’ll Have Another, released a statement: “I have no problem with it. We have so much confidence in the horse that even though it’s a distraction to move three days out, it’s a great way to show people who love the game that all the horses are housed together in the same locker room.”