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Kentucky Derby set for this Saturday

Photographers keep an eye on Kentucky Derby winner Orb after a workout in preparation for the upcoming 138th running of the Preakness Stakes
Photographers keep an eye on Kentucky Derby winner Orb after a workout in preparation for the upcoming 138th running of the Preakness Stakes

CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (WTVB) - It's Kentucky Derby week at historic Churchill Downs.  The first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown takes place Saturday at 6:24 p.m. Eastern with the 140th "Run for the Roses."  Among the contenders are California Chrome, Danza, Intense Holiday, Wicked Strong and Hoppertunity.  The post-position draw to determine gate assignments is Wednesday. 

Affirmed is the last to Triple Crown winner, capturing the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 1978. 

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