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International Star scratched from 141st Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby entrant International Star, ridden by exercise rider Joel Barrientos, gallops at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — International Star was scratched from the Kentucky Derby early Saturday, leaving 18 horses to run for the roses.

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Seersucker combos: For men, they are a Kentucky Derby must

Jack Gill of LaGrange, Ky., wears his blue three-piece seersucker suit at Churchill Downs before the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 1, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Gary Graves)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Only a confident man would wear a loud blue or pink seersucker suit in public, unfazed about what people may think.

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Baffert’s 2 bullets take aim at 141 Kentucky Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert watches horses workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert hopes he’s celebrating in the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn’t know which horse or owners would join him.

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Stellar Wind leads strong field in $1 million Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Stellar Wind will be looking for a fourth straight victory when the 7-2 favorite takes on 13 rivals in Friday’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks, the top 3-year-old race for fillies run the day before the Kentucky Derby.

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Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez rides Kentucky Derby entrant American Pharaoh during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

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