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Brothers in middle of Chrome's ride to Triple Crown

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 3:45 a.m.

FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates aboard California Chrome after winning the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bulls-eye on his back as perhaps racing's next superstar. He figures to face eight or nine rivals in the middle leg of the Triple Crown series, and one of them might be a filly.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates aboard California Chrome after winning the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bulls-eye on his back as perhaps racing's next superstar. He figures to face eight or nine rivals in the middle leg of the Triple Crown series, and one of them might be a filly. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The quest for opportunity is often endless in thoroughbred racing. Entire careers are spent seeking the chance to flirt with the sport's pinnacles, and even those who make it cope with the day-to-day angst of it possibly being snatched away.

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