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17hMike Watchmaker

Nyquist's loss shows how tough it is to win Crown

Many of us were probably guilty of letting our Triple Crown guard down after American Pharoah last year became the first to sweep the series in 37 years.

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Weekend horse racing recap (2:57)
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Derby winner Nyquist has fever, getting tested

Two days after the first loss of his career, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has developed a slight fever, leaving plans temporarily on hold for a rematch with Preakness winner Exaggerator in the B

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Weekend Wrap: Preakness Stakes (7:03)
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Weekend Wrap: Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (6:14)
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2dDana O'Neil

Dream for Nyquist, trainer O'Neill, sinks in Pimlico mud

Heavily favored Nyquist and trainer Doug O'Neill entered Saturday's Preakness with an air of confidence. Instead, their seemingly inevitable victory gave way to a brand-new Triple Crown drought.

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Exaggerator bypasses Nyquist to win Preakness (4:47)
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Hope Hudson, the young girl with a rare connective tissue disorder, revitalizes her unlikely friendship with Team Nyquist. Plus, a Preakness recap with Gary West.

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2dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

American Freedom wins stretch battle in Sir Barton

American Freedom rewarded Bob Baffert's faith in the horse by grinding out a 1¼-length victory over Voluntario in the Sir Barton Stakes over a muddy track at Pimlico.

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2dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Mizz Money gets head up in Gallorette

Mizz Money tenaciously held off all rivals through the lane to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico.

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2dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Always Sunshine makes the grade in Maryland Sprint

The rapidly improving Always Sunshine scored his first graded stakes win in easy fashion at Pimlico on Saturday, taking the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint by 2-1/2 lengths.

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3dNicole Russo | Daily Racing Form

Lady Shipman wins from outside at Pimlico

Rosario got a leg up on Lady Shipman for the first time as she overcame the outside post to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes for turf sprinters at Pimlico.

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3dNicole Russo | Daily Racing Form

Ahh Chocolate holds on to win duPont Distaff

Ahh Chocolate wore down a classy rival who got away with an easy pace, and then held off a flying challenger and hit the wire victorious in the Grade 3, $150,000 Allaire duPont Distaff.

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3dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Noble Bird flies home in Pimlico Special

Noble Bird's powerful victory Friday in the Grade 3, $300,000 Pimlico Special was especially sweet for trainer Mark Casse and jockey Julien Leparoux .

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3dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Lost Raven finds the wire in Miss Preakness

Lost Raven had been on or near the lead in most of her prior starts, but with so much speed signed up for Friday's Grade 3, $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes.

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Race of the Day: Saturday, May 21 (18:21)
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4dAlex Campbell | Daily Racing Form

Casse holds strong hand for Queen's Plate

The 157th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine is now six weeks away, and a number of top contenders are beginning to emerge.

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Pimlico Pick 4: Saturday, May 20 (15:49)
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Dixie Stakes preview (8:23)
4dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Pegasus World Cup gate already full

Less than a week after announcing the creation of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup, officials with The Stronach Group announced Thursday that all spots have sold out.

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Gallorette Handicap preview (7:32)
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5dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Three key Preakness new shooters

A look at three of the key new shooters for the Preakness Stakes -- meaning runners who did not compete in the Kentucky Derby -- to assess their chances to pull an upset Saturday at Pimlico.

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Maryland Sprint Handicap preview (5:35)
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Nyquist gets 'LeBron' treatment (1:22)
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O'Neill fine with Preakness draw

Nyquist drew post 3 and was tabbed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite May 18 for the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

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