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California's Hronis brothers and trainer Sadler have a couple of Breeders' Cup favorites

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Some 35 miles north of Bakersfield, Calif., in the southern part of the San Joaquin Valley, lies a family-owned business that grows, packs and ships grapes and other citrus fruit.

Some 150 miles south of that, in Arcadia, Calif., is where the owners of the farm first discovered and nurtured a dream that eight years ago would have seemed impossible.

Horse owners Kosta and Pete Hronis could be on the verge of winning their first Breeders' Cup race. They've tried 12 times before, but this time they have two favorites.

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