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National Treasure wins the Preakness in a Triple Crown clouded by horse deaths

National Treasure, with jockey John Velazquez, front right, edges out Blazing Sevens, with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., second from left, to win the148th running of the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, on Saturday in Baltimore.

The Bob Baffert-trained horse won the second leg of the Triple Crown at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, where a string of recent horse deaths have clouded this year’s races.

(Image credit: Nick Wass/AP)

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