Missing Mr. Preakness

Updated: May 12, 2010, 6:36 PM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

"It's the first public appearance of the Kentucky Derby winner," Chick Lang explained of the Preakness Stakes in an interview published in the Thoroughbred Times a decade or so ago, "And that's not to sound flip or smart. When the horses go to Louisville, they're all equal. But when the Derby winner comes to Pimlico, the second jewel in the Triple Crown, he's now part of racing history.

"When I was younger, I'd go to Churchill Downs, and it probably didn't sit too well, but I'd have a ...

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