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MYSQL Query to remove anything after a second '-' including the '-'

Valleriani
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Hello,

Most of my data in a row called 'mtaName' is labelled like this:

"test.com - G1 - 10-11-2011"
"test2.com - G2 - 09-11-2011"

etc..

What I want, is a method to remove anything past the second '-' So taking the example above:

"test.com - G1"
"test2.com - G2"

Without the date pretty much and the extra '-'. Is this possible at all? I know of regexp but not how to use it in this context.

Thank you!
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