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Derby winner American Pharoah draws rail, is 4-5 favorite in 2015 Preakness
Derby winner American Pharoah draws rail, is 4-5 favorite in 2015 Preakness

It was the reigning king who finally lifted the curtain on a late-developing Preakness week. American Pharoah could not have grasped the recent turmoil in this city or the hopes so many horse racing lovers have attached to him because of his brilliant talent. But as Baltimore tries to return to normalcy two weeks after riots prompted by Freddie Gray’s death, the sight of the Kentucky Derby champion striding off his trailer under blue skies seemed fittingly familiar. The champ’s arrival is an annual ritual at Pimlico Race Course, and American Pharoah appeared suitably regal playing his part. “Is that him?” onlookers whispered Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of...

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