No, Rick Pitino doesn't win 'em all

Cardinals coach learns hard way that even his current karma no match for Derby

Originally Published: May 4, 2013
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hope breeds eternal at the betting windows of a racetrack, where a hunch can mean a financial windfall and a slice of knowledge a life-changing payout.

But there also is no place better at popping an optimist's bubble and killing karma than a racetrack.

Rick Pitino rode into Churchill Downs the luckiest man in the commonwealth, collecting success and victory at every turn. The coach of the national champion Louisville Cardinals rode out of ...

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