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Column: 'If he's as lucky as us, he'll win.'

Updated: May 4, 2013, 2:48 AM ET
Associated Press

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By JIM LITKE

AP Sports Columnist

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The four of them will be sitting on Millionaires Row, which only begins to hint at their real worth, and rooting for a horse named Normandy Invasion.

"If he's as lucky as the rest of us," said 90-year-old Ray Woods, with a nod toward his friends, "he'll win."

Bet the bay colt at the Kentucky Derby come Saturday, if only because you won't find a backstory half this good.

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