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Sagamore colt Tiger Walk ready for Preakness

After bucking the odds to become a major player in the sports apparel business, Kevin Plank is eyeing a similar role in horse racing.

Plank, the founder and owner of Under Armour Inc., bought Sagamore Farm in 2007. The 530-acre training and breeding facility was once the home of Native Dancer, winner of the Preakness and Belmont in 1953. After spending millions of dollars to refurbish the farm, Plank is poised to take the next step in his bid to restore Maryland's rich racing tradition.

Having already produced a Breeder's Cup winner and a Belmont Stakes entrant at Sagamore Farm, Plank will enter Tiger Walk in Saturday's Preakness. His ultimate goal, however, is to develop a Triple Crown winner.

Plank figures Maryland, and Sagamore Farm in particular, is as good a place as any to breed the next great horse.
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