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Jockey Confidential: Horse racing pros weigh in on the Kentucky Derby and more

In ESPN the Magazine's Fight for Perfection issue, 24 jockeys weigh in on this year's Kentucky Derby winner and whether we'll ever see another Triple Crown winner again.

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2dFrank Angst

No roses for Madefromlucky

Trainer Todd Pletcher's Madefromlucky has been removed from consideration for the May 2 Kentucky Derby.

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1dClaire Novak

Jerkens strong in Excelsior

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens won the Excelsior Stakes with Effinex. His 3-5 favorite Wicked Strong was third.

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2dFrank Angst

Tencendur work beats rain

Trainer George Weaver opted to send Tencendur to the track early for his final workout before heavy rains fell on Churchill Downs.

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1dJeremy Balan

Si Sage pulls shocker

42-1 Si Sage scored a big victory at a drizzly Santa Anita Park in the Last Tycoon Stakes.

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Shared Belief recovering

Shared Belief is back at his Golden Gate Fields base after suffering a non-displaced fracture to his right hip in the Charles Town Classic.

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Kentucky Derby hopeful Frammento gets work

Frammento and jockey Joe Bravo worked a half-mile at Keeneland Friday. The colt is 21st in Kentucky Derby points and hoping for a chance to run for the roses.

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3dIan Chadband

Farewell to humble hero McCoy

AP McCoy has always been in awe of Lionel Messi, Paul Scholes and Lester Piggott. With retirement awaiting, Ian Chadband explains why the greatest sportsman of our era is a hero of humility.

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7dJay Cronley

Cronley: Gate to nowhere

The post position draw will tell the tale of the Kentucky Derby. It always does.

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7dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Take nothing for granted

Shared Belief's run in Saturday's Charles Town Classic proves that anything can happen on the racetrack.

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15dGary West

West: 'Pharoah' rules

American Pharoah proved himself the horse to beat in the May 2 Kentucky Derby with a victory Saturday.

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14dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Baffert vs. Baffert

Trainer Bob Baffert looks to have the top two favorites when the field goes to the gate in the May 2 Kentucky Derby.

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21dJay Cronley

Cronley: Baffert looks strong

Bob Baffert trains the top 2 contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby. Will they both make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs on May 2?

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23dBill Finley

Vital weekend for Team Todd

Trainer Todd Pletcher has a few horses looking for points Saturday. Bill gives his picks for the weekend prep races.

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