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Another black eye for horse racing

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By Claude Lewis

The Kentucky Derby is sometimes referred to as "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports," and with just cause.

So much anticipation, so much at stake, is over in a flash.

The winner of the Kentucky Derby is an overnight sensation. A place in history. Big bucks. A shot at the Triple Crown.

This past Saturday, there were 20, 1,200-pound three-year-old thoroughbreds thundering around Churchill Downs for a mile and a quarter.

While the owners and trainer of the horse named "Big Brown" celebrated, a more sobering face of the sport surfaced on the backstretch.


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