Dortmund’s Run for Triple Crown Redemption

March 6, 2015 9:27 PM

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Dortmund’s Run for Triple Crown Redemption

When top athletes are associated with doping, their previous accomplishments are cast in doubt. But for equine athletes, a murky past affects the future: Is a horse worth breeding to if the wins are in doubt?

That suspicion, according to breeding experts, hung over Big Brown, winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, since he went to stud in 2009. And when he initially failed to produce stars like himself, the question seemed answered.

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