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For Motion, Preakness loss hits hard

Updated: May 21, 2011, 10:00 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- In the moments after a disappointing loss, two things always happen. The winner is surrounded by a jubilant throng. The loser gets to watch.

For trainer Graham Motion after Animal Kingdom's runner-up finish in Saturday's Preakness, the latter assignment was a bitter pill to swallow. He stood on the sideline of Pimlico racetrack and clasped his hands behind his back. His shoulders slumped a little. He completed a TV interview, then a radio interview, and then he simply waited ...

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