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American Pharoah has made believers out of many with Derby win

American Pharoah has made believers out of many with Derby win

Asked to identify the link between his previous five Preakness winners, Bob Baffert did not hesitate. "We actually had the best horse every time I won here," the Hall of Fame trainer said. "It's what makes trainers look great, the best horses." Baffert seemingly has the best horse again in American Pharoah, who beat a loaded Kentucky Derby field as the pre-race favorite. But 20 years on the Triple Crown stage have also taught Baffert another fundamental truth — the best horse doesn't always win. Just watch him cringe as he recalls how 2010 Derby favorite Lookin at Lucky got trapped along the rail after starting from the No. 1 post. It's the same...

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