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BREAKING: Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Will Not Compete In Preakness Stakes, Misses Out On Triple Crown

148th Kentucky Derby

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The 148th winner of the Kentucky Derby, , will not be racing in the upcoming Stakes according to his owner Thursday, signaling the end of his quest for the elusive Triple Crown.

Trainer Eric Reed had indicated on Wednesday that “Richie” may be able to go for the Preakness only two weeks after doing the impossible in Kentucky but alas that is not the case as the horse will forego competition on the 21st of May, instead focusing on the Belmont Stakes in June.

The overhead view makes Rich Strike’s comeback for the upset @KentuckyDerby win look even more incredible. 😮 #KyDerby | @ChurchillDowns pic.twitter.com/iDfkGVZS0O

— NBC (@NBCSports) May 8, 2022

“Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the

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