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Animal Kingdom Lacks Fear Factor

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Some Kentucky Derby winners are respected –— even feared. Only five horses were given the opportunity to chase Secretariat in the 1973 Preakness. Spectacular Bid had four challengers in 1979.Over the past 40 years, 24 Derby winners faced no more than nine challengers in the Preakness. That is a list that includes the talented Barbaro in 2006, as well as the formidable Street Sense a year later.

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