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Baffert brings rare 1-2 punch into Kentucky Derby
Baffert brings rare 1-2 punch into Kentucky Derby

No one has to tell Bob Baffert how lucky he is. The Hall of Fame trainer has lived through enough years without a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender to know that, when you have two colts good enough to be favored, the racing gods have granted a rare gift. In fact, Baffert's pair — 5-2 favorite American Pharoah and 3-1 second choice Dortmund — sent historians scrambling back to 1948 in search of a comparably gifted duo saddled by one trainer. That year, Ben Jones started eventual Triple Crown winner Citation and another Hall of Fame horse in Coaltown. "Bob's come to the Derby with strong hands on multiple occasions, but this is his best," NBC analyst...