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Frustrated by poor conditions, most in field agree 'the best horse won'

Frustrated by poor conditions, most in field agree 'the best horse won'

D. Wayne Lukas has sent horses and jockeys out for races in all kinds of weather in his 40-year Hall of Fame career. If he ever retires, Lukas will certainly remember the 140th Preakness. It wasn't a matter of win, place and show Saturday at Pimlico Race Course as it was wind, rain and slop. What the nearly 80-year-old trainer saw – or couldn't see, considering the elements – was among the worst conditions he had ever experienced for a race, and by far the worst he had witnessed in Baltimore. "I've run in something like this, even worse – not much," Lukas said as he walked to the barn after his horse, Mr. Z, skidded from a close second past...

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