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Liane Crossley: Pitino horse Goldencents attracting plenty of fanfare in Paris, beyond

Derby contender Goldencents, shown here as a 1 month old, is the pride of Paris and Bourbon County, where she was raised on Rosecrest Farm. (Photo courtesy Rosecrest Farm)   For dreamers who root for underdogs from humble beginnings—and, really, who doesn’t?—Goldencents is a logical Kentucky Derby pick.     The colt has attracted plenty of fanfare because of his high-profile connections...

Seth Kochera: Derby trail will heat up in next three weeks with high-point races on tap

In last weekend’s races, relatively unproven prospects jockeyed for position on the Derby trail.   In the Spiral Stakes (Grade 3) at Turfway Park it was Black Onyx (Rock Hard Ten) who pulled the upset. In the race itself, local hero Mac the Man (El Corredor) asserted himself at the front and was caught just entering the final bend by Taken by the Storm (Stormy Atlantic) and Black Onyx. Those...