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An urban myth is something that has been retold to the point that it is believed despite a lack of CSI or DNA evidence.

Updated: March 11, 2005, 12:42 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

An urban myth is something that has been retold to the point that it is believed despite a lack of CSI or DNA evidence -- the 15-foot alligator killing time in your sewer line as an example.

An oval myth is similar, it's something you've heard from day one at the horse races, something that sounds axiomatic but turns out to be too costly to be true.

Betting on something that sounds perfectly logical can get expensive.

Horse racing is changing. Three-year-old exceptions to nature ...

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