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With runner-up finish at Kentucky Derby, Firing Lane has 'done everything right but win'
With runner-up finish at Kentucky Derby, Firing Lane has 'done everything right but win'

Firing Line entered as the most famous runner-up in the Kentucky Derby field, the horse who twice pushed Dortmund to the wire, only to lose each time. He finally beat the towering chestnut Saturday, only to finish second again, this time to Dortmund's stablemate, American Pharoah. "He's done everything right but win," said trainer Simon Callaghan, his eyes rimmed in red after he watched his first Derby entry push the prerace favorite to the wire. The underdog horse also carried an underdog jockey, Gary Stevens, who was trying to become the first rider to win the Derby after a total knee replacement. The 52-year-old suggested he saw something special in Firing Line...

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