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Julian Pimentel

With no star at the center, Preakness field of 13 is finalized, led by favorite Improbable

With no star at the center, Preakness field of 13 is finalized, led by favorite Improbable

There was a hole at the heart of the Preakness on Wednesday as contenders arrived at Pimlico Race Course to begin their preparations for the 144th running of Maryland’s most important race.

Preakness week usually begins in earnest when the Kentucky Derby winner steps off his van from the airport, the undisputed king of this thoroughbred prom. Cameras click. Onlookers murmur in delight as they glimpse the potential Triple Crown winner with their own eyes.

But for the first time in 23 years, the Derby champ isn’t coming. Country House...

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