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The modern day Seabiscuit

Updated: June 25, 2012, 7:45 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Back before Googoo Gaagaa had his first race, his trainer Richard Hans tried to tell people that his young trotter was something pretty special.

"This horse can absolutely fly," Hans said. "I said that a long time ago and no one believed me."

Of course they didn't.

It was beyond unlikely that Googoo Gaagaa could be a good horse or that the sport's next big thing could belong to a smalltime guy like Hans. It was as close to impossible as close to impossible gets.

Hans ...

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