Lost in the overwhelming spectacle of the Kentucky Derby
and the arduous road leading to Churchill Downs are the little-known
ironies and twists of fate that get played out behind the scenes.
There was an old TV series, based on a movie of the same name, called “Naked City,” which offered a gritty look at life in New York City. At the end of each show a narrator would say: “There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.” There aren’t quite as many in the Kentucky Derby, but here are two from this year’s storylines.
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