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Pletcher chasing Lukas' standard at Ky Derby

Updated: May 2, 2013, 7:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It's easy to figure out where Todd Pletcher got the idea to enter five horses in this year's Kentucky Derby. He used to work for D. Wayne Lukas.

For the longest time, Lukas was the biggest star in the sport, the guy in the white hat with an army of thoroughbreds stashed coast-to-coast, winning every big race in sight.

In 1996, Lukas won his third Derby with Grindstone, a horse he considered the weakest of his five entries. It took him decades to admit as much, but ...

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