2011 Preakness Stakes Results: 5 Bold Predictions for Belmont Stakes and Beyond

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2011 Preakness Stakes Results: 5 Bold Predictions for Belmont Stakes and Beyond
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The 136th Preakness Stakes is in the books, as Shackleford held on against a fast-closing Animal Kingdom to win. He stamped himself as a tough horse, showing yet again that it is almost impossible to get by him.

But now it is time to look forward.

There won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, a pill that is hard to swallow after how much I believed Animal Kingdom could be the one. It's a tough task to ask any horse to win three consecutive races, much less a three-year-old to beat the best horses three consecutive times.

Anyway, here are my five bold predictions for the Belmont and beyond.

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