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Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

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Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse. Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off an upset victory at 13-1 odds Saturday. He became the first horse to skip the Derby and win the second leg of the Triple Crown since filly Rachel Alexandra in 2009. “Some of the…

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Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

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Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs. The win gives trainer Todd Pletcher his second Derby win. Battle of Midway finished third in the 20-horse field. Always Dreaming covered the 1 1/4-mile track in 2:03.59. Always Dreaming overtook early favorite Classic Empire as the betting choice on Saturday morning, briefly sharing…

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