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From Dodger blue to bluegrass

Torre finds he likes managing on the diamond and owning at the track

Updated: April 28, 2010, 5:06 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

Joe Torre was raised nowhere near the hallowed track of Churchill Downs. He grew up in Brooklyn with concrete sidewalks and elevated subway trains, not bluegrass and the smell of hay. He had no interest in horses. Sure, his older brother, Frank, would let him tag along sometimes to Aqueduct or other racetracks, but it wasn't until Torre started sitting next to Don Zimmer in the New York Yankees dugout that horse racing got in his blood.

And now that has led him to Churchill Downs.

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