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The fresh face of horse racing

Updated: May 10, 2011, 3:04 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

OK, Barry Irwin is not the most diplomatic person, maybe he picked the wrong time and place to make his infamous "I got tired of trainers lying to me" comment, and if you called him arrogant or a pain in the butt you wouldn't be alone. And I wish this sport had about 1,000 more just like him.

Irwin, the president of Team Valor International, the syndicate that owns Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, is honest and he expects the same from the people he deals with and the sport he competes ...

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