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Derby Winner Rich Strike Will Not Compete In Preakness

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 07: Jockey Sonny Leon reacts after Rich Strike wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

After a stunning win in the Kentucky Derby, it seems we won’t be seeing a Triple Crown winner this year.

Rich Strike, the long shot who won the Derby last weekend, is bypassing the Preakness on May 21st.

You can read the full statement from owner, Rick Dawson, here.

A decision hasn’t yet been made on the Belmont Stakes, which is happening June 11th.

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