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Derby Dan

Updated: April 30, 2006, 9:33 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

It's the world's most overhyped horse race, and bringing their first runner to the Kentucky Derby has unhinged hundreds of trainers. Some second-guess themselves about workouts. Others push their horse too hard, or go to the other extreme and baby it. Some get put off by the carnival atmosphere and resent the disruptions in their routine. 

For a first-timer who will saddle the favorite, multiply the pressure 100 times. The trainer and horse are never out of the spotlight, and after answering ...

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