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Timing, roses and Vyjack

First time at auction may prove a charm for owner David Wilkenfeld

Updated: March 13, 2013, 2:50 PM ET
By Amanda Duckworth | Special to ESPN.com

Vyjack's owner, David Wilkenfeld, will be the first to tell you he is not really a race horse owner. The gelding's breeder, Carrie Brogden, will be the first to tell you the horse (as he is) technically never should have been born. And yet, if the Kentucky Derby was run this weekend, the undefeated multiple graded stakes winner surely would be one of the favorites.

In 2008, Vyjack's dam, Life Happened, was bought for a mere $4,500 at the Keeneland November mixed sale by Machmer Hall, ...

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