Shackleford wins Preakness
BALTIMORE -- Soaked with sweat, Shackleford bucked and kicked until crewmen finally shoved him into the No. 5 gate at the Preakness.
One-half ton of horseflesh all but screamed, "Get me out of here."
Less than two minutes after the gate sprang open, the nervous colt was a cool classic winner.
Shackleford held off a late charge by the 2-1 favorite Animal Kingdom, spoiling yet another Triple Crown try and beating the Kentucky Derby winner by a half-length Saturday at Pimlico.
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