Bodemeister pulls from the Belmont

Bodemeister pulls from the Belmont

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: Jockey Mike Smith rides Bodemeister during a workout in preparation for the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:01 AM

NEW YORK (WHAS11) – Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another’s biggest competition is out of the Belmont. Bob Baffert’s Bodemeister will not run on June 9.

Baffert says he never planned to run Bodemeister at Belmont after falling short in the Derby.

I’ll Have Another is already in New York preparing for the race and getting accustomed to the track as he chases a chance to make history.

Speedster Bodemeister held onto the lead for most of the Derby and the Preakness, but both times I’ll Have Another won out in the stretch.

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