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Horse with Manitoba breeding to race in Kentucky Derby

04/08/2013 01:06 EDT | Updated 06/08/2013 05:12 EDT
A horse with Manitoba breeding is headed to the Kentucky Derby for the first time ever.

Goldencents, a colt bred in Manitoba, placed in the top three at the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, earning it a spot in the Kentucky Derby on May 4.

The horse is currently owned by Rick Pitino, a basketball coach at the University of Louisville.

Its grandmother was bred by Phil Kives in Manitoba. The horse’s grandmother did well while racing at the Assiniboia Downs, winning 14 races and earning more than $250,000 from 1991-1995.

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