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Getting King Kong Off His Back

The first time I ever heard "I got the monkey off my back" in connection with the Kentucky Derby was in 1981. Jorge Velasquez used the expression about five minutes after he and Pleasant Colony held off the flying Woodchopper at Churchill Downs. Velasquez, nine years away from being voted into the Racing Hall of Fame... Read More

 

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