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  • Jack Sisterson, right, assistant trainer for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another, hugs trainer Doug O'Neill after a news conference at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on Friday, June 8, 2012. I'll Have Another's bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes due to a swollen left front tendon. The Belmont Stakes is Saturday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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  • "She just went up in the gate and lost her balance and kind of sat down on her haunches and couldn't get herself back up in the right position," attending track veterinarian Larry Bramlage said afterward. "We didn't see anything obviously wrong and she's back to her barn."

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  • "She just went up in the gate and lost her balance and kind of sat down on her haunches and couldn't get herself back up in the right position," attending track veterinarian Larry Bramlage said afterward. "We didn't see anything obviously wrong and she's back to her barn."

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