Nyquist Defeats Mohaymen in 2016 Florida Derby

Gulfstream Park paddock HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The pressure kept threatening to undo Nyquist on Saturday. From longshot challengers vainly attempting to test his mettle to the rival many thought would ultimately prove himself superior, they all took their best shots at the reigning juvenile champion during what was supposed to be the most daunting race of his unblemished…

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