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Wide-open race expected in 139th Kentucky Derby

Updated: May 3, 2013, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double -- champions in racing and basketball. He's sure in the right place.

The 19-horse field for Saturday's Kentucky Derby is balanced, with no definitive favorite.

Orb is the pre-race choice, just barely. Nearly overshadowed is his trainer, Shug McGaughey, who really, really wants this race. Doug O'Neill trying to ...

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