USA: Bodemeister to skip I’ll Have Another clash in Belmont Stakes

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I'll Have Another beats Bodemeister in Preakness

Bodemeister trainer Bob Baffert said he was never planning to send his horse to Belmont after making his sixth start of the year at the Preakness, where he was beaten a neck by I’ll Have Another.

“I wasn’t going to go on win, lose or draw,” Baffert said. “I’ve run him hard.”

I’ll Have Another ran only three times last year before suffering a shin injury last September. He did not run again until a win last February and then earned a trip to Kentucky by winning April’s Santa Anita Derby.

Dullahan,trained by Dale Romans, finished third at the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness to focus on the Belmont Stakes.

“We thought our best chance to win was the Belmont,” Romans said. “We’ll give him a run for his money. Only the great ones win the Triple Crown. Nobody is going to give it to you.”

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