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Horse racing hoping for quiet, exciting Derby

Published 05/02/2009

Larry Jones was at the chapel on the backside at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., earlier this week when he noticed the bracelet he’d been wearing for a year in honor of fallen filly Eight Belles had vanished. The affable trainer took the keepsake’s disappearance as a sign. “It was just like, ’It’s time to get over it, let’s go,’ so that’s what we’re doing,” Jones said. The rest of the sport will be right behind him during today’s Kentucky Derby.

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