Nyquist’s rocky post-Kentucky Derby career a reflection of so many other champions

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Absence of Nyquist Noticeable

LOS ANGELES — The mythology surrounding Nyquist was crushing. Here was a horse that not only couldn’t lose, he couldn’t be passed. His road to the Kentucky Derby was filled with brilliance, overcoming a troubled trip in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, outdueling Exaggerator at Santa Anita, humiliating an unbeaten Mohaymen on his home track in Florida…

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