Derby Recap: Super Stars

Todd Pletcher, Calvin Borel, and WinStar Farm do not evoke images of Cinderella. There are no ragged clothes, glass slippers, or handsome princes scripted in their story. All have been to the ball and achieved enough fame and glory to last a lifetime.

And then there is the regally bred Thoroughbred, Super Saver, who was born to be a star and destined to achieve great things. No emergence from the claiming ranks or miraculous return from injury. For him, all roads have always led to the first Saturday in May.

These are not the characters of fairy tales. But the Kentucky Derby has a unique way of interweaving plots and characters and writing its own compelling storylines.

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