Kentucky Derby: Verrazano Tries to Buck History

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Kentucky Derby: Verrazano Tries to Buck History
Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

In 1882, Jesse James was killed, false teeth and the electric iron were patented, Tchaikovsky's “1812 Overture” opened in Moscow, and Apollo won the Kentucky Derby without having raced at age 2. A lot has happened in the 130 years since, especially in regards to dental care. But no horse since Apollo has been able to win the Derby without racing as a 2-year-old, something Verrazano will be trying to accomplish on Saturday in the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

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