Derby works do the talking

Updated: April 29, 2013, 2:58 PM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses that don't train well this week at Churchill Downs have a rendezvous with regret.

The garlands and the trophies, the victories and the various numbers -- they all represent achievement and offer some metric of accomplishment. They might indicate a level of talent or imply a summit of potential; they might even indicate who possesses the requisite ability and stamina to win a Derby or an Oaks. But other questions remain. And when all ...

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