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Bob Baffert duo heads list of storylines to watch leading into Kentucky Derby
Bob Baffert duo heads list of storylines to watch leading into Kentucky Derby

If last year's Kentucky Derby was the story of a people's champion from unlikely origins — California Chrome — Saturday's race appears to shape up as a battle of heavyweight trainers and star horses who have so far lived up to their billing. The spotlight at Churchill Downs will center on Bob Baffert's traditional Barn 33, where the Hall of Fame trainer will prepare a one-two punch the likes of which the sport has rarely seen. Baffert's American Pharoah is expected to be the favorite in the $2 million race after a prep season in which the bay colt simply ran away from his competition. But plenty of handicappers are partial to his stablemate, the lanky...

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