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Catching the incurable fever

Kentucky Derby fever can strike anyone at any time and has no known cure

Updated: March 27, 2013, 7:49 AM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

It can strike anytime, although symptoms become most visible in the spring; and it can strike indiscriminately, although owners and fans seem most susceptible. Once it grips a person and has him in a pyrexial hug, it never completely lets go. There's no vaccination, no cure. Most people, instead of fighting it, just surrender, quite happily, to Derby fever, and capitulation is probably the best way to deal with it. On the other hand, it's important, even essential, that a few people remain ...

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