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Always Dreaming won’t run in Belmont Stakes

John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in

John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Photo Credit: AP / Tim Donnelly

Anthony Bonomo, one of the majority owners of Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, said Friday night that the colt will not race June 10 in the Belmont Stakes.

“We decided not to run him after two very hard races,” the Woodbury resident said in a text to Newsday.

Always Dreaming finished eighth last Saturday in the Preakness Stakes. Bonomo confirmed that plans are for a summer campaign targeting the Travers Stakes on Aug. 26 at Saratoga. The Jim Dandy on July 29 at Saratoga and the Haskell on July 30 at Monmouth Park are likely preps for the Travers.

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