A day with the king of Kentucky

Whether you're talkin' hoops or horses, it's good to be Rick Pitino these days

Originally Published: April 29, 2013
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com


OUISVILLE, Ky. -- The small group with a literal vested interest in the racehorse gathered in the grandstand to watch the brief workout. Some stood, some sat, some sat on the railings. They made small talk and traded a few zingers, but mostly they were just waiting.

And then, finally, trainer Doug O'Neill called out to his minority owner, Rick Pitino, "Here he comes, Coach."

In a flash, Goldencents blazed by, to the unknowing eye just a horse going around ...

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