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BALTIMORE — Orb came up short in the Preakness, frustrating everyone who made the Kentucky Derby winner a 3-5 favorite — no one more than trainer Shug McGaughey.
‘‘I’m disappointed,’’ McGaughey said after Orb finished fourth and Oxbow pulled off the upset Saturday. ‘‘I’ll be more disappointed tomorrow than I am right now. I know the game. It is highs and lows. Probably more lows than highs.’’
McGaughey and Orb were certainly on a high in the two weeks since the Derby. The colt had trained sensationally ahead of the Preakness, fanning hopes that a horse was finally going to end the Triple Crown drought that dates to Affirmed in 1978.