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Another dark day for the Triple Crown

Updated: May 18, 2013, 10:18 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

The laws of probability say that, at some point in time, someone is bound to sweep Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

The heart tells a different tale.

On Saturday, the dark gray skies that cloaked Pimlico throughout the track's Preakness Day card fully captured the sense of gloom about what should be a sport's most joyous moment.

Orb, who seemed such an exciting Triple Crown contender at dawn on Saturday, proved at sunset to be no different in one regard ...

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