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Preakness Stakes 2012: Dullahan Will Not Race In Preakness, According To Report

Dullahan, who finished third at the 2012 Kentucky Derby, will not be racing next weekend in the 2012 Preakness Stakes. Via Ed Fountaine of the New York Post:

Dullahan, who rallied very wide into the stretch to finish third in the Kentucky Derby, will skip next Saturday's 137th Preakness to await the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

"[Trainer] Dale Romans loves the way Dullahan came out of the Kentucky Derby and believes we could win the Preakness," said Jerry Crawford, manager of the Donegal Racing partnership that owns the big colt. "But we believe we have a 3-year-old Horse of the Year candidate, and that his future is best served by not asking him to race for the third time in just five weeks."

As noted in the article, Dullahan will race again in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

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