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Lookin At Lucky Wins The Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) - Lookin at Lucky won the Preakness, ending Super

Saver's bid to become the first Triple Crown winner in 32 years.

Lookin At Lucky moved into contention in the final turn and

sprinted to the finish ahead of First Dude by three-quarters of a

length. His victory Saturday means the sport will have to wait at

least another year for its first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed

in 1978.

Jackson Bend was third and Yawanna Twist was fourth.

Super Saver won the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths with Calvin

Borel in the saddle and riding the rail. This time, Borel was back

aboard the 3-year-old bay colt, but didn't get to the rail - his

signature trip.

Super Saver finished eighth, only the second time in eight

career races that he failed to finish in the money.

Lookin At Lucky was favored in the Derby, but finished sixth on

a sloppy track. The horse was ridden by Martin Garcia, who replaced

Garrett Gomez after Lucky's disappointing Derby run.

Lookin At Lucky paid $6.80, $4.60 and $3.80. The winning time

was 1:55.47 over 1 3/16 miles.

First Dude returned $16.60 and $9.20, and Jackson Bend paid

$6.60.

Dublin finished fifth, ahead of Paddy O'Prado and Caracortado.

Then came Super Saver, followed by Schoolyard Dreams, Aikenite,

Pleasant Prince and Northern Giant.

It was the ninth Triple Crown win for trainer Bob Baffert and

his fifth Preakness win, tied for second place with D. Wayne Lukas.

Gomez was aboard Lukas' Dublin, who broke poorly from the 12th

post and was not a factor.

 

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