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Not all is lost

Updated: June 9, 2012, 12:57 AM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

The announcement arrived like a brick through the window: I'll Have Another won't race in Saturday's 144th Belmont Stakes. No Triple Crown celebration, no shot at a series sweep and no historic run at Belmont Park -- but in a strangely ironic way, maybe the news wasn't all bad.

The damage remains from recent weeks, but without the redemptive potential of a Triple Crown winner. The Belmont horses remain in the detention, or stakes, barn, where they're held like so many ...

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