The rubber match is on: Preakness winner Shackleford is ready to take on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is a go for the Belmont Stakes on June 11.
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Preakness winner Shackleford and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom could meet again in next month’s Belmont Stakes, resuming a newfound rivalry among 3-year-old colts that haven’t gotten much respect this year.
Shackleford wins the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday.
Final preparations are underway for the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes.