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Kentucky Derby Goes On Without Some Big Names

Tradition abounds at the Kentucky Derby , yet the 132nd race will go on without some familiar faces Saturday.Fans searching their programs for Derby horses trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Bobby Frankel and Nick Zito or ridden by Jerry Bailey, Pat Day and Gary Stevens are out of luck.That group of Hall of Famers is sidelined this year. And for the jockeys, who combined to win six Derbies, it's permanent because each has retired since last year's Run for the Roses."When you don't see Wayne or Nick here, you got to be a little surprised," said Todd Pletcher, a former Lukas assistant with two starters.The absences have set the stage for a slew of first-time Derby trainers and jockeys to seize the spotlight with a victory."It's gratifying to see the new people that haven't had a shot," Zito said. "That's great for our sport."The public may not know trainers Michael Matz (Barbaro), Michael Trombetto (Sweetnorthernsaint), Tom Albertrani (Deputy Glitters), Mark Casse (Seaside Retreat) or Daniel Pei...

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