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Epicenter a close second again after frustrating Preakness

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter became the first horse since Bodemeister in 2012 to be the runner-up in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Each loss carried its own type of frustration. In the Derby, Epicenter ran a big race but was passed by 80-1 longshot Rich Strike at the end. At the Preakness, Early Voting was the horse to catch. Epicenter couldn’t quite do it. Early voting won by 1 1/4 lengths. Epicenter was the 6-5 favorite, but a poor start left trainer Steven Asmussen’s colt with too much to do.

Associated Press

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