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Derby runner-up looking to step up in Preakness

Updated: May 18, 2005, 5:01 PM ET
By Richard Rosenblatt | Associated Press

BALTIMORE - The morning after the Kentucky Derby, Kiaran McLaughlin stood outside his barn at Churchill Downs wearing the smile of winner. He wasn't, of course, but the trainer didn't mind.

"Not that anybody remembers who finishes second in the Kentucky Derby," he said, "but it was a great thrill for us."

Don't worry, Kiaran. People won't soon forget Closing Argument.

Giacomo may have pulled off the second-biggest upset in Derby history, but Closing Argument ...

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