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Backing the Belmont

Updated: June 10, 2011, 1:06 PM ET
By Amanda Duckworth | Special to ESPN.com

Going into Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the focus is rightly on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford.

Although no Triple Crown is on the line, it is good for the sport that these two horses are competing against each other again and that they are both completing the entire race series.

The most common question I have heard this week besides "Who do you think will win?" is "Are you going to be there?" The answer to the first is Animal ...

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