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War of Will wins 144th Preakness two weeks after treacherous run at Kentucky Derby

War of Will wins 144th Preakness two weeks after treacherous run at Kentucky Derby

The thing that bothered Mark Casse was the not knowing.

What if Maximum Security had not swerved in front of Casse’s horse, War of Will, at the pivotal moment of the Kentucky Derby? Was a career-defining victory on the table?

Casse stewed on this point in the days after the race, as naysayers decried Maximum Security’s disqualification and said War of Will never had a chance. His mother even called him in tears to make sure he was OK.

Which made it all the sweeter for the 58-year-old trainer when he won the Preakness on Saturday with the very horse who’d been written off.

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