Ranking the Biggest Disappointments in Preakness History

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Ranking the Biggest Disappointments in Preakness History
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Orb, the 2013 Derby winner, failed to deliver in the Preakness Stakes.

The Preakness Stakes has played host to some of the most impressive equine performances in the history of the sport. Everything from dueling stretch drives to eye-popping dominance, the Preakness almost always delivers.

Yet there are some performances that fall flat, athletically and emotionally. It's especially true when the Derby winner creates a huge buzz only to run flatter than day-old, open soda pop. 

The races on this list were disappointing on their failure to deliver on the hype. You don't need to look too far in the rear view to find a bouquet of disappointments in Baltimore.

There could easily be another set of slides equally disappointing, but here's some to oil your engine. Behold, the most disappointing Preakness Stakes in history based on the gap between pre-Preakness expectation and performance.

Let's get right into it...

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