Animal Kingdom's rally falls just short

Updated: May 21, 2011, 8:58 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

BALTIMORE -- It was only a few minutes after Triple Crown hopes had evaporated, barely, for the 33rd straight year, and Graham Motion was leaning on the rail leading up to the jockeys' room at Pimlico Race Course, an otherwise indistinct spot he knows all so well from two decades of running horses on the Maryland circuit.

Disappointment, fresh, was "a bitter pill," said Motion, who had just watched Animal Kingdom, the Kentucky Derby winner he trains for Team Valor International, come within ...

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