Rick Pitino Rides Love of Horse to 2013 Kentucky Derby with Goldencents

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Rick Pitino Rides Love of Horse to 2013 Kentucky Derby with Goldencents
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Back when Rick Pitino was rebuilding the foundation of Kentucky basketball, it wasn't uncommon for visiting recruits and their families to ask if they could go see Secretariat, the massive chestnut colt whose record-shattering Triple Crown triumph in 1973 captivated the nation. So Pitino would drive them out to the emerald-green idyll of Claiborne Farm, where Big Red stood at stud following his retirement and delighted in receiving a steady stream of admirers.

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