While Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Curlin put in his final preparations for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Monday was a quiet day for other contenders for the $1-million classic.
Lawrence the Roman, a 3-year-old son of Point Given who won his first three starts by a combined 25 1/4 lengths, has been retired from racing because of an injured leg.
Chief's Crown, whose paternal grandson Bellamy Road is one of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorites, was named racing's newest chef-de-race stallion.
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