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Preakness winner Cloud Computing to skip Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Preakness winner Cloud Computing won't run in the Belmont Stakes, leaving the final leg of the Triple Crown without the winners of the first two races. (MORE)

Downbytheseaside wins Art Rooney Pace

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) Downbytheseaside raced to an easy victory Saturday night in the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway. (MORE)

Love it: 7-1 shot Cupid gives Baffert 6th Gold Cup victory

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Cupid won the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 3 1/4 lengths in an upset Saturday, giving trainer Bob Baffert a sixth career victory in the Grade 1 race.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Cupid ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.89 and paid $16 to win at 7-1 odds in his first start since September. (MORE)

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming to skip Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes next month after finishing eighth in the Preakness.

Trainer Todd Pletcher says the 3-year-old colt will be pointed toward either the $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29 or the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth on July 30, according to the Daily Racing Form. (MORE)

Steve Asmussen saddles 600th winner at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Steve Asmussen became just the third trainer in Churchill Downs history to saddle 600 winners when he won Friday's second race. (MORE)

Yonkers features Art Rooney Pace on Saturday night

NEW YORK (AP) Harness driver Dave Miller will attempt a double on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway when he guides contenders in two stakes races. (MORE)

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

BALTIMORE (AP) Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks' rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three weeks until the Belmont in New York, Cloud Computing could return to run on his home track. (MORE)

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse.

Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. (MORE)

Chad Brown dedicates Preakness to late mentor Bobby Frankel

BALTIMORE (AP) As Chad Brown stood in the Preakness winner's circle with Cloud Computing, the 38-year-old trainer didn't think about winning the second jewel of the Triple Crown in his first try.

He thought about late mentor Bobby Frankel, who came to Pimlico four times and never hit the board in the Preakness. Frankel died of leukemia in 2009, and was on Brown's mind Saturday. (MORE)

Farewell Triple Crown: Always Dreaming fades in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) For Always Dreaming, the first half of the Preakness went exactly as planned.

Locked in a battle with Classic Empire, the Kentucky Derby winner reached the midpoint of Saturday's race with a narrow lead. (MORE)

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