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Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Gun Runner will not race in Preakness

Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Gun Runner will not race in Preakness

Trainer Steve Steve Asmussen officially took Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Gun Runner out of consideration for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.

"We’re going to pass on the Preakness,” Asmussen said Tuesday morning, according to a news release. “We’re going to continue to train at Churchill [Downs] and plan on a serious summer of 3-year-old races with him. He’s been in tremendous physical condition going into the Derby and coming out of it, and we expect for him to continue to physically develop.”

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