Byline: Clark Spencer
BALTIMORE _ Exhaling steam-like bursts from his nostrils with every stride, Funny Cide bounded to one of the most breathtaking victories in the 128-year history of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday and put himself in position to become the first horse in 25 years to sweep the Triple Crown.
The chestnut gelding rolled to a 9-}-length victory over Midway Road, marking the largest winning margin in the 1 3/16-mile race since Survivor scored by 10 in the very first running in 1873.
Jockey Jose Santos raised two fingers on his right hand in a victory salute after passing the finish, then opened his hand with fingers spread wide. The final gesture was designed to show he wasn't holding anything.
Monday, Kentucky Derby stewards investigated a …