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2011 Kentucky Derby – Rising Super Stars Land on Long Shots (Video)

Between them, jockeys Joel Rosario and Rafael Bejarano have won every riding title at a major meet in Southern California since 2008. However, in search of their first triumph in the Run for the Roses, each will ride long shots in the 137th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (Grade I) presented by Yum! Brands.


Rosario will be a much shorter price than Bejarano in his second time aboard Brilliant Speed (ranked No. 17 on Horse Racing Nation’s 2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders list), who he guided to a last to first victory at 19-to-1 in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (Grade I). 


“I’d never been with the horse before and it’s the first time I ride for the trainer,” said Rosario. “I have to say thank you to them for giving me the chance to ride.”


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I started on my first farm at 17.....I don't bet unless I can see the horses warm up, I'll set and watch races to learn the Derby is tough, I know not to bet.

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