Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom to Run in Belmont Stakes

May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11, the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

Animal Kingdom won the Derby by 2 3/4 lengths and finished second behind Shackleford in the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on May 21.

The Belmont is run at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. At 1 1/2 miles, it is the longest of the Triple Crown events.

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