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Preakness Stakes favorite California Chrome gets a pat on the neck from exercise rider Willie Delgado after a morning gallop at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Saturday, May 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Photo by: Garry Jones
Preakness Stakes favorite California Chrome gets a pat on the neck from exercise rider Willie Delgado after a morning gallop at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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