Verrazano regains No. 1 spot in AP Derby rankings
NEW YORK -- Verrazano will attempt to break a longstanding Kentucky Derby jinx -- win the race without having run as a 2-year-old.
It's been done before, but only once in 138 previous runnings, and that occurred in 1882 when Apollo won the Run for the Roses.
Since 1937, 57 3-year-olds have tried and failed to win the Derby without having raced at 2. Three finished second, Coaltown in 1948, Strodes Creek in 1994 and Bodemeister last year, and four others finished third. The rest? Off ...
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