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Owner Ahmed Zayat takes aim at Kentucky Derby with 3 horses

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, APRIL 25-26 - In this May 17, 2014, file photo, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert watches his Preakness Stakes entrant, Bayern gallop at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Trainers Todd Pletcher and Baffert are taking aim at the Kentucky Derby with a combined seven horses among the expected full field of 20. While Pletcher has the bigger numbers, Baffert may have the better talent. The Hall of Fame trainer is going after his fourth Derby victory with a pair of aces — undefeated Dortmund and precocious American Pharoah. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ahmed Zayat can’t contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink.

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American Pharoah completes final pre-Kentucky Derby workout

Martin Garcia rides Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharoah during a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah put in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert says his colt is quite comfortable with the track at Churchill Downs.

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Several Kentucky Derby hopefuls get workouts in before rain

Kentucky Derby hopeful Tencendur grazes outside Barn 42 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, April 25, 2015, under the watchful eye of exercise rider Blair Golen.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One week ahead of the Kentucky Derby, several horses completed their workouts at Churchill Downs before the rain came down.

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Keen Ice moves into Ky Derby field with Madefromlucky out

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Todd Pletcher is down to four possible starters next week in the Kentucky Derby after Madefromlucky dropped out.

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25 stakes races highlight Churchill Downs’ spring meet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs’ spring meet opens with an impressive slew of stakes races leading up to next weekend’s Kentucky Derby.

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