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After the Derby: Sunday Morning

Team Valor’s Barry Irwin was at trainer Graham Motion’s barn early after winning the 137th Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom the day before.

John Asher (left) and Barry Irwin (right) outside barn 22.

Motion, near the backside rail, had a busy schedule of interviews.

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom walked the shedrow.

Elsewhere, barns were packing up and horses were shipping out.

Trainer Kathy Ritvo and crew at barn 41.

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I worry about this horse, if he stays sound, he is the Triple Crown winner, that we all have been waiting for, but his sire is from Brazil, and his dam is German bred. That will shake up the powers that be. I fear he will be stopped, the trainer should have a trusted watch on this horse 24/7 3 shifts, people are not happy about him, and they know they can’t gang up on him, or post him out of the Preakness, he laughs all the way in the Belmont rain or shine. Mr. Motion, please heed my words.

Posted by ginstone on May 8, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

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