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Derby No. 3 Dullahan to skip Preakness

May 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM   |   Comments

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DES MOINES, Iowa, May 11 (UPI) -- Donegal Racing announced Friday that Dullahan, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the Preakness but will be in the Belmont Stakes.

The Preakness will be run May 19 in Baltimore, the Belmont June 9 in New York.

Donegal's Jerry Crawford said it was decided the horse's future "is best served by" by having him skip the Preakness.

The chestnut 3-year-old, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, finished behind the winner, I'll Have Another," and Bodemeister in the Derby.

Dullahan won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland April 14.

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