Javier Castellano

Schmuck: Triple Crown season turns bittersweet with Cloud Computing's win

Schmuck: Triple Crown season turns bittersweet with Cloud Computing's win

If the 142nd running of the Preakness proved anything, it was that there's a fine line between a sweet underdog story and a total buzzkill.

Long-shot Cloud Computing stalked the two horses that got all the attention during Preakness Week and stole the second jewel of the Triple Crown, which made for a nice little narrative featuring a soon-to-be Hall of Fame jockey and an owner who grew up in the shadow of Pimlico Race Course.

Always Dreaming, meanwhile, missed its appointment with destiny and let some of the air out of the Belmont Stakes three weeks from now, while second-favorite Classic Empire...

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