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Curlin Wins by a Nostril


BALTIMORE (AP) _ Curlin, the third-place finisher in the
Kentucky Derby, won a tight stretch duel with Derby champion Street
Sense to win the 132nd Preakness Stakes. Hard Spun was a
well-beaten third.
Curlin, who did not race as a two-year-old, paid
eight-dollars-80 sense for a two-dollar ticket. The winner jockey
was Robby Albarado, who outrode Calvin Borel aboard Kentucky Derby
winner Street Sense. The win gives trainer Todd Pletcher his first
victory in any Triple Crown race.
For the 29th straight year there is no Triple Crown winner.
Affirmed is the last Triple Crown winner in 1978.
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(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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