Alternation to skip Belmont Stakes

Updated: May 30, 2011, 11:02 AM ET
By Staff | BloodHorse.com

Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation, winner of the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont May 14, is no longer under consideration for the Belmont Stakes, trainer Donnie Von Hemel announced May 29.

"We just decided to not come to the Belmont," said Von Hemel. "We thought we should give him a bit of a breather and point him towards races like the Jim Dandy and Travers."

Both mainstays of the Saratoga Race Course stakes schedule, the 1 1/8-mile Jim Dandy will be contested on July ...

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