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I'll Have Another parades for the fans
I'll Have Another parades for the fans after winning the 2012 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs
© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Winning jockey Mario Gutierrez said, "I was in British Columbia at Vancouver (during last year's Derby, watching it on TV), where I've been doing all my racing since 2006 pretty much. I saw Animal Kingdom win the Kentucky Derby. Like all jockeys, we all dream that one day fortunately I would be in the Kentucky Derby. At that time I was at Hastings Park and of course like a joke I had the dream, but I wasn't thinking it was going to be the next year. He broke sharp, as he usually do. He's such a professional horse. He's a really calm horse. I know he was going to help me 100% through the first part. In the end, he just give 100% all the time. As soon as you ask him, he throws everything on the race, and he didn't disappoint today."
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