Beware the 20-1 Crazy Horse in the Belmont

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  • Lani has been the butt of jokes since arriving in the U.S.
  • The colt gets shot at redemption in final leg of Triple Crown

Poor Lani. How they mocked the Japanese colt before the Kentucky Derby. Such quirky, immature antics on the racetrack each morning, and that training regimen, punctuated by lap after endless lap of slow gallops, so foreign to the American eye. Two weeks later, they were quick to dismiss him in the Preakness Stakes as well -- too slow, too dull to threaten the top three-year-old horses in the U.S.

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