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  • PHOTO John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Louisville, Ky.

    PHOTO John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Louisville, Ky.
    John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom to victory during the 137th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Louisville, Ky.
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  • Kentucky Derby Horses

    Kentucky Derby Horses
    The owners of Archarcharch, Robert and Val Yagos in Arkansas, have turned down multiple seven figure offers for this colt, or young male horse. <P> <b>VOTE: <a href="http://www.sodahead.com/fun/which-kentucky-derby-horse-has-the-best-name/question-1766471/" target="external">Which Kentucky Derby Horse Has the Best Name?</a></b> <P>
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  • Kentucky Derby Horses

    Kentucky Derby Horses
    Brilliant Speed is the first Kentucky Derby contender of its owner, Live Oak Plantation in Georgia, since 2005.
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  • Kentucky Derby Horses

    Kentucky Derby Horses
    Twice the Appeal's jockey, Calvin Borel, scored a victory at three Kentucky Derby races in four years, most recently in 2010.
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  • Kentucky Derby Horses

    Kentucky Derby Horses
    Stay Thirsty was bred in Kentucky by John D. Gunther and John Darren Gunther.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Decisive Moment (left) is a colt, or young male horse, bred in Florida by his owner, Ruben Sierra at Just for Fun Stables.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Pants on Fire was bred in Kentucky by K & G Stables and his jockey is Anna Napravnik, whose first career start was in 2005.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Dialed In was bred in Kentucky by W.S. Farish, Madeleine Pickens and Skara Glen Stables.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Derby Kitten is owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey in Kentucky. The Ramseys' other stakes winners include Kitten's Joy, Roses in May, Precious Kitten and Pleasant Prince.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Twinspired was also bred in Kentucky and is owned by three stables: Alpha Stables, Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stables. Twinspired's best races have been on synthetic tracks so far, so the Kentucky Derby's dirt will be a test for him.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Master of Hounds was bred in Kentucky by Silk and Scarlet Syndicate. The syndicate was named after Master of Hounds' mother, or dam, Silk and Scarlet, which was a race horse before becoming a broodmare.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    The pedigree description for the horse, Santiva, on the Kentucky Derby website states: Possesses a strong dose of stamina from his paternal side and class from his female line.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Mucho Macho Man was bred in Florida by John and Carole Rio. His jockey, Rajiv Maragh, grew up in the horse racing industry in his native Jamaica.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Shackleford, bred in Kentucky by his owners Michael Lauffer and Bill Cubbedge, is his owners' first start in the Kentucky Derby.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Midnight Interlude, bred in Kentucky, is owned by the CEO of women's clothing company Talbots, Arnold Zetcher.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Soldat, which means "soldier" in French, was bred in Kentucky.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    The owner of Uncle Mo, Mike Repole, co-founded Glaceau Vitaminwater sports drink before selling it to Coca-Cola Co. in 2007. Repole also owns Stay Thirsty, another horse competing in the 137th Kentucky Derby. Uncle Mo was scratched from the 2011 race on May 6th because of a lingering illness according to the Associated Press.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Nehro was bred in Kentucky by Mt. Brilliant Farm.
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  • 2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names

    2011 Kentucky Derby Race: Pants on Fire and Mucho Macho Man Among Horse Names
    Watch Me Go, bred in Florida, entered the Kentucky Derby after an upset victory in the Tampa Bay Derby in March 2011.
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