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Another Jerkens takes aim at a giant

Updated: June 6, 2014, 1:09 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

If there's anyone connected with the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes who has a pedigree to stop California Chrome, it's Jimmy Jerkens, trainer of Wicked Strong.

Jerkens is the son of "The Giant Killer," H. Allen Jerkens himself, who in 1975 became the youngest trainer to enter racing's Hall of Fame. The very same man who beat Secretariat with Onion and Prove Out, upended Kelso three times with Purple Beau, and stunned Buckpasser with Handsome Boy.

Yet for the seemingly ...

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