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'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite
'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to offset attendance declines and doping scandals. Hopes invariably rise anew on the first Saturday in May in Louisville. And this year will be no different as another packed field of 20 lines up to run the 140th Kentucky Derby. After a prep season during which several would-be contenders fell by the wayside because of injuries or flat performances, California Chrome emerged as a consensus favorite. Without an obvious No. 2 choice,...