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Lack of experience may be justified at Santa Anita Derby

The Kentucky Derby has as much tradition as any horse race in the world. So, when something comes along that is untraditional, this insular world feels as if it is spinning uncontrollably on its axis.

This year, two horses have things twisting and turning with everyone asking, "Could this be the year?"

The only horse unraced as 2-year-old who won the Kentucky Derby was Apollo, who did it in 1882.

Saturday at Santa Anita, Justify, a colt who has dominated in his only two races - both

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