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Bodemeister huge in defeat

Updated: May 14, 2012, 12:32 AM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When Bodemeister flew around Churchill Downs with the winged feet of a superhorse, shouts of disbelief ran through the record crowd. Here were 165,307 people crammed under the Twin Spires, and anyone who knew anything about horse racing knew they were witnessing something special. But the quick early fractions were suicidal in a race so long; the lead was impossible to maintain. The way the Arkansas Derby winner was rolling along could never last, not unless he was ...

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