Horse Racing - Baffert absent from Triple Crown event again

Bob Baffert will not run a horse at the weekend's Belmont Stakes, the second time he has been absent from a Triple Crown event this year.

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Horse trainer Bob Baffert (Reuters)

The American trainer was not represented at the Kentucky Derby and he will again miss out on Saturday when the last leg of the Triple Crown runs in New York.

The only horse to have lined up in Baffert's name this year was Governor Charlie in the Preakness Stakes.

As such, Baffert will not be able to add a second Belmont Stakes win to his CV, after having seen Point Given race to victory in 2001.

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