Triple Crown 2012: Bodemeister Will Not Run In Belmont Stakes

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17: Exercise rider George Alvarez takes Bodemeister over the track in preparation for the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Bob Baffert-trained Bodemeister will not run in the 2012 Belmont Stakes.

I'll Have Another will not face opposition from rival horse Bodemeister in the 2012 Belmont Stakes, as trainer Bob Baffert announced that Bodemeister will not run in the final leg of the Triple Crown on June 9.

Baffert said the decision was made before Bodemeister's run in the Belmont Stakes.

"I wasn't going to go, win lose or draw," he said. "I've run him pretty hard."

This is good news for I'll Have Another, as Bodemeister was the favorite in Saturday's Preakness Stakes and had been the main competitor for I'll Have Another in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, leading for most of both races.

For more coverage on I'll Have Another's quest for the Triple Crown at the 2012 Belmont Stakes, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all the latest news from around the world of horse racing, check out SB Nation's And Down The Stretch They Come.

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