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After Preakness win, American Pharoah's shot at Triple Crown jumps
After Preakness win, American Pharoah's shot at Triple Crown jumps

There had to be a morning after at creaky old Pimlico, which needed sandbags for the unprecedented downpour during Saturday's Preakness and needs them now just to hold up the old grandstand. Sunday morning's hangover had nothing to do with alcohol and everything to do with joy and promise for Bob Baffert, the trainer, and Victor Espinoza, the jockey. After they spent two weeks talking the talk, their horse, American Pharoah, had walked the walk. Amid a rainstorm that apparently represented Baltimore's annual 15-minute monsoon season, American Pharoah bolted from the rail starting position, was urged forward to a clear path and the lead by Espinoza, and kept right on...

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