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In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Bodemeister, under exercise rider Peter Hutton, tunes up on the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trainer Bob Baffert is going to have some fun at the Kentucky Derby. He's in Louisville with Bodemeister, the likely favorite for the May 5 race, and he'll also saddle Liaison in pursuit of his fourth Derby. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Bodemeister, under exercise rider Peter Hutton, tunes up on the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trainer Bob Baffert is going to have some fun at the Kentucky Derby. He's in Louisville with Bodemeister, the likely favorite for the May 5 race, and he'll also saddle Liaison in pursuit of his fourth Derby. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

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