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Introducing Joe Petalino

Updated: March 10, 2011, 4:52 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

HOT SPRINGS, ARK -- The best trainer no one's ever heard of sent his Kentucky Derby hopeful out for a breeze last Saturday morning at Oaklawn Park.

"Don't write about me, write about the horse," he insisted. "That's the real story."

It is early March at Oaklawn, little more than two weeks after the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes, with a week-and-a-half left until the Grade 2 Rebel. These are the Kentucky Derby preps that culminate in the $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 14, and "the ...

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