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Animal Kingdom gallops over Tapeta

Updated: May 17, 2011, 3:53 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

FAIR HILL, Md. -- It isn't that Animal Kingdom can't handle crowds and chaos. By winning the 137th Kentucky Derby amid all its sound and fury, the colt surely demonstrated certain degrees of resilience and adaptability.

But being babied, it seems, doesn't hurt, either. Having retreated into the solitude of the Fair Hill training center for the last week while stabled in the palatial barn that Team Valor International owns on these massive grounds, Animal Kingdom has flourished amid the ...

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