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2012 Kentucky Derby: Matt Gardner Profiles The Horses And Jockeys

With the 138th Kentucky Derby finally upon us, it's time to take a look at the most important part of the day: the participants.

SB Nation's Matt Gardner of the horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come previews some of the notable horses, jockeys and trainers you'll hear about on Saturday.

Bodemiester is one of the race favorites, but it will have to go up against some history. Calvin Borel has won three of the last five Kentucky Derbys (2007, 2009, 2010). Will he be able to do it in Louisville again, this time on Take Charge Indy?

Find out more in the video. Check it out:

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