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The silky side of thoroughbred racing

Paul Lukas saddles up the world of horse racing, a place with no uniforms -- only silks. Uni Watch

Updated: May 16, 2008, 1:11 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

When jockey Kent Desormeaux saddles up on Big Brown for the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, he'll be wearing white silks with blue stars and red stripes, just as he did for the Kentucky Derby two weekends ago. But that particular arrangement of stars and bars isn't unique to Desormeaux or to Big Brown -- it's also been worn in recent years by the jockeys atop Benny the Bull, Kip Deville, Subtle Aly, Willy o'the Valley and Ariege, among dozens of others.

That's because all those horses are ...

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