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Updated: July 28, 2008, 5:23 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Mention bad beats and everybody thinks cards, poker -- a third deuce beating your twin spires (aces) and kings -- or perhaps an extra point hitting an upright and bounding off with a second left in the game.

But horse racing is the sacred breeding ground of bad beats.

At cards, losing a 90 percent chance for a win is considered to be a serious challenge to one's sanity. But only at the horse races can a 100 percent chance of winning wind up in the garbage can. A recurring feature of ...

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