Old school

Updated: May 1, 2009, 2:26 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

The legend schools the rookie on a cloudy day at Churchill Downs. Rain is falling and the temperature is dropping and the legend, 32 years the rookie's senior, is wearing a Kentucky Derby jacket befitting the season and the weather. The rookie does not have a Kentucky Derby jacket or a Kentucky Derby win, but this could change in less than 54 hours.

"An option will open for you," the legend tells the rookie, speaking with the insight of the Dalai Lama. "Wait for it. Wait for it to appear. ...

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