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Safety Concerns Scratch Triple Crown Hopes

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The Belmont Stakes will run this evening as planned, but there's no chance of a Triple Crown winner at the end of the race. I'll Have Another has been scratched, after his trainer became concerned about a leg injury. NPR's Mike Pesca reports on the move, and the ongoing concern about horse safety and doping in the racing world.
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