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Preakness winner 'looks good' despite near spill

Updated: May 23, 2005, 4:15 PM ET
By Richard Rosenblatt | Associated Press

BALTIMORE - Other than a slightly scraped left ankle, Afleet Alex seems in perfect shape after his remarkable victory in the Preakness Stakes.

A relieved trainer Tim Ritchey delivered the good news Sunday as he leaned against a fence near the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course. A few yards away, Afleet Alex grazed quietly, as if his brush with catastrophe in Saturday's race had never happened.

"I've never seen him get upset about anything, ever," Ritchey said. "He has ...

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