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Quarter for your thoughts

Updated: June 7, 2010, 9:55 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Here's what was available to be learned this spring.

A Kentucky Derby fought by 20 horses in the mud says little about the winner. Such a race often turns into little more than a workout for a good horse that narrowly avoids being trampled. Somebody surviving the obstacle course to finish sixth or seventh is apt to have a better future than those finishing up front. Two things happen in Triple Crown races that won't show up again -- 20-horse attacks, and mile-and-a-half marathons. Knock ...

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