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woodfordreserve-2016derby-cfce003eea3bcbd8aa57a5bb0663cdc34affde47Legend has it that Kentuckians started breeding fast horses after returning from New Orleans, a dangerous trip that took about nine months to make. After arriving by boat, it’s said that Kentuckians would purchase the fastest horse available in New Orleans for the trip home. If his horse was faster than anything the bandits had, then he had a better chance of getting home. And once he was home, he had a fast horse to breed and race. That is the legend, and while there is probably some truth to the legend, as all stories of this kind, they tell only part of…

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