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Forte’s Triple Crown Dreams Dashed: Unable to Compete in Preakness Stakes Following Kentucky Derby Scratch

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Forte was a contender for the Kentucky Derby, but he was scratched by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission just hours before the race on Saturday. The reason for his scratch was a bruised leg, but it has since been revealed that he was placed on a mandatory 14-day veterinary list following the Derby. This means that Forte is not eligible to run in the Preakness Stakes on May 20.

Trainer Todd Pletcher had initially said that Forte would stay at Churchill Downs and likely breeze on Friday or Saturday, and if all went well, he planned to send Forte to the Preakness. However, since Forte was scratched on the day of the Kentucky Derby and not the day before, he is unable to participate in the Preakness. This is a disappointment for Forte’s connections, who were hoping for a strong showing in the upcoming race.

It’s worth noting that the Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the Triple Crown, following the Kentucky Derby. Winning all three races (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes) is considered one of the most prestigious accomplishments in horse racing. Forte’s scratch from the Kentucky Derby and subsequent ineligibility for the Preakness means that his Triple Crown dreams are over for this year.

That said, there are still plenty of other talented horses in the running for the Preakness. Mage, who overtook Two Phil’s to win the Kentucky Derby, is a strong contender for the second leg of the Triple Crown. There are also several other horses with impressive track records who are expected to compete in the race.

The Preakness Stakes will take place on May 20 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. While Forte won’t be participating, there’s sure to be plenty of excitement and drama as the remaining contenders vie for victory.

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