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Horse racing: Rydilluc gives Contessa a shot first Kentucky Derby starter

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Trainer Gary Contessa said that Kentucky Derby prospects put his two sons through college. They did so not by taking the winner’s share in the Run for the Roses, mind you, but by being promising enough early in their careers to command high prices in private sales. None of those horses actually went on to win the Derby. This time, Contessa kept one for himself. Now, he just needs to get Rydilluc to Churchill Downs ...

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