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Derby winner Barbaro looks invincible for Preakness

Updated: May 13, 2006, 7:20 PM ET
By Richard Rosenblatt | Associated Press

Barbaro was so overpowering in his Kentucky Derby romp that winning next Saturday's Preakness seems to be a foregone conclusion. Load 'em in the gate, and the big bay colt will prevail no matter who's running or how the race unfolds.

If this scenario plays out for undefeated Barbaro, the stage would be set for thoroughbred racing's most dramatic event: A Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes three weeks later.

We've heard this story time and again in the past decade ...

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