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Local doctor has second horse in Kentucky Derby in five years

September 2, 2019


HE’S A LONG SHOT. BUT AT SATURDAY’S KENTUCKY DERBY, THERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY YOU MAY WANT TO LAY A BET ON ‘FAST AND ACCURATE’. AS THE NOW’S KEN BROO TELLS US, THOSE REASONS ARE IN HIS BLOOD LINE. ((BROO TRACK))IF THERE’S ONE THING DOCTOR KENDALL HANSEN IT’S NOT BORING. –SOT UP FULL((HANSEN: I WAS ECCENTRIC, TO SOME DEGREE FIVE YEARS AGO))((BROO TRACK)) ECCENTRIC AND SUCCESSFUL. FIVE AND A HALF YEARS AGO, HANSEN’S HORSE, NAMED HANSEN SPRINTED OUT OF NOWHERE TOWIN THE BREEDERS CUP JUVENILE ANDE STRAIGHT TO THE KENTUCKY DERB –NATSO FULL((ANNOUNCER: UNION RAGS, HANSEN. THE MORE THEY ASKED THE MORE HE GAVE AND HANSEN, WHAT A THRILLER…)) 4:28:58–4:29:07 ((BROO: AND NOW, HANSEN IS BACK AT THIS YEARS’ KENTUCKY DERBY. THE OWNER HANSEN AND THE HORSE HANSEN. HANSEN THE HORSE HAS SIRED ONE OF THIS YEAR’S DERBY LONG SHOTS)) ((BROO TRACK))HE, WOULD BE THIS HORSE ‘FAST AND ACCURATE’, THE TOAST OF TURFWAY PARK AFTER WINNING THE DERBY PREP “SPIRAL STAKES” IN MARCH. A ONCE IN A LIFETIME MOMENT REPEATED, ANOTHER TRIP TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY. 2:29–2:40((HANSEN: THE NUMBERS ARE 20 OR 30 THOUSAND ARE BRED. SO WITH 20 TO THE DERBY, THAT’S ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND. AND NOBODY LIVES TO BE A THOUSAND YEARS OLD. YOU CAN TRY EVERY DAY OF EVERY YEAR.))((BROO TRACK))HANSEN, THE OWNER, HAS EXCITED AN INFURIATED THE SOMETIME STAID HORSE RACING BUSINESS. LIKE FOUR YEARS AGO AT LEXINGTON…WHEN HE DECIDED TO DYE HANSEN’S TAIL KENTUCKY BLUE. THAT BOILED SOME BLUE BLOODS2:59–3:08((HANSEN: WAS SECOND IN THE BLUE GRASS, LED THE WHOLE THING. THAT’S WHEN WE TRIED TO PUT A BLUE TAIL ON HIM. KB: THAT DIDN’T GO OVER SO WELL, DID IT? HANSEN: EVERYBODY THINKS ITS A GOOD IDEA, FIVE YEARS LATER.)) ((BROO TRACK))FIVE YEARS LATER, HANSEN, THE HORSE, HAS NOW SIRED 102 FOALS. ONE OF THOSE FOALS IS ‘FAST AND ACCURATE’HANSEN, THE OWNER THINKS HE KNOWS WHY THINGS HAVE BEEN GOING SO WELL FOR HIM LATELY. HE SAYS HIS UKRAINIAN BORN BRIDE, ANATASIA HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THAT.BUT IT MAY TAKE MORE THAN THAT FOR A TRIP TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE. FASTAND ACCURATE’S CHANCES WIN THE DERBY ARE LISTED AT 50-1.9:30–9:47((HANSEN: WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE EMBARRASSED. OK? OUR ODDS TELL US WE’RE GOING TO COME IN LAST. AND SO I THINK THAT’S GREAT. CAUSE I’M A BIT OF A BETTOR. I BET PROFESSIONALLY FOR TWO YEARS. SO WHEN I HAVE A 20-PERCENT CHANCE TO WIN THE KENTUCKY DERBY AND SOMEBODY’S GOING TO GIVE ME 60-1 ODDS?

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