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Updated: February 10, 2006, 6:16 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

A few minutes after the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, 80-year-old Merv Griffin was dazzling the media at the news conference at Belmont Park. Merv was aglow after Stevie Wonderboy's victory and in rare show-biz form. The lines were flowing, and the former "boy singer" even broke into a rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home."

"It'll be great to have Merv at the Derby," said one writer who doesn't cover racing regularly.

I almost whispered, "Yeah, if the horse doesn't get hurt," but I bit my ...

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