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Making It Up As They Go

Used to be a Kentucky Derby prospect ran through a series of logically progressing prep races, each a little longer in distance — Bay Shore to Gotham to Wood Memorial, Hutcheson to Fountain of Youth to Florida Derby, Santa Catalina (or the Robert B. Lewis, as it is now known) to San Rafael or San Felipe to Santa Anita Derby.

Used to be runners traveled far and wide to sew up their Kentucky Derby chances (the graded earnings system that determines the 20-horse field has been in place since 1986, and the race has been limited to 20 starters since 1975)... Read More

 

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