Preakness Winner Rachel Alexandra Won’t Run Belmont Stakes

Phil Spector, a renowned U.S. music producer, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson. The jury in Spector’s 2007 trial failed to reach a decision, but his five month long trial this year found him guilty of second-degree murder, BBC News.

Officials say 250 people have been killed this week in central Sudan in battles between nomadic groups. 75 of those killed were policeman who were attacked by over 3,000 militants on horseback, BBC News.

Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will not race in the Belmont Stakes, the third race part of the Triple Crown. The filly was the first to win the Preakness in 85 years and was ridden by Calvin Borel, the jockey who won this year’s Kentucky Derby on Mine That Bird. Borel will ride Mine That Bird in the Belmont, and if he wins the race, he will be the first jockey in history to win all three Triple Crown races in one year on more than one horse, NY Times.

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