Thrilling Preakness Stakes Nears

Preakness 2015 logo small When American Pharoah charged home at the head of a heart-stopping three-horse finish in this month’s Kentucky Derby, the buzz went way beyond the usual can-he-do-it Triple Crown speculation. Sure, the horse has a chance to make history. That comes automatically with a successful run for the roses at Churchill Downs. The real question was whether…

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