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Good bugs hard to find

Updated: January 7, 2013, 1:05 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

I voted for Jose Montano for an Eclipse Award. I couldn't have told you who he is, where he's from, where he rides, how old he is, whether he has even a lick of talent or if he's nice to his mother. Still I voted for him, for the outstanding apprentice of 2012.

If you want to blame me for my ignorance when it comes to the failures and success of apprentice jockeys go ahead. But the bigger issue is that in recent years the crop of bug boys has been so weak that even the best ones ride in ...

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