Animal Kingdom favorite for Belmont
NEW YORK -- Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was made the 2-1 favorite for the Belmont Stakes, with Preakness winner Shackleford the third choice.
A field of 12 3-year-olds was entered Wednesday, and in a slight surprise, oddsmaker Eric Donovan went with Derby runner-up Nehro as the second choice at 4-1. Shackleford is 9-2 on the morning line for the first rubber match between Derby and Preakness winners since 2005.
Animal Kingdom, ridden by John Velazquez, will leave from the ...
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