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Derby dreams began in St. Croix

Updated: April 29, 2013, 12:16 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

When he was a small boy Victor Lebron watched the Kentucky Derby on television and announced to his father that someday he would ride in America's greatest horse race. His prediction could have been easily dismissed as the foolish thoughts of a child. Lebron was growing up in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a place that had a tiny racing industry whose jockeys were invisible outside their "country."

Some 20 years later Lebron has turned fantasy into reality. He will be aboard Arkansas ...

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