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Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby dominance faces a serious test

There's a reasonable chance that a Hall of Fame trainer will win Saturday's Kentucky Derby as eight of the 20 horses have one of the sport's legendary trainers.

Conventional wisdom would say that those who reach that historical pedestal already would have won the most prestigious race the sport has to offer. But three of those five trainers - Steve Asmussen, Richard Mandella and Bill Mott - have never won the Kentucky Derby. Collectively, they have lost the race 33 times.

Still, this could be the year for

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