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Preakness Lessons: It's a tough game

Updated: May 23, 2011, 6:02 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Shackleford? His win in the Preakness defied all handicapping logic. That and other reflections of the middle jewel of the Triple Crown:

The Preakness was just another reminder of why there are a lot more broken-down horseplayers out there than rich ones. If you know anything about horse racing you knew Shackleford had no chance to win the Preakness. At least that's what this "expert" and most "experts" thought.

With all due respect to a horse who is obviously pretty good, he ...

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