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Apprentice jockey Morales good bet in Kentucky

Like many young jockeys, apprentice Roberto Morales got into horse racing through a family member. But in his case, it was a gambling-loving uncle taking him to El Comandante racetrack in Puerto Rico.

Morales quickly saw both the glamorous and inglorius sides to being a rider, including heckling fans — among them, his uncle after a defeat. He was hooked.

Mere months into his riding career, the 21-year-old Morales has proved a good bet in Kentucky.

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