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2006 Kentucky Derby Field
11 of 21
Odds: 10-1
Post position: 11
Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
Wins the honor as the most talked-about "wiseguy'' horse in the field. Under trainer Michael Trombetta, 39, making his first Derby start, Sweetnorthernsaint's dominant 91/2-length victory in the Illinois Derby four weeks ago was one of the most impressive Derby preps. Sweet is the only gelding in the Derby field; original trainer Leo Azpurua, Sr. decided to cut him after he ran wild prior to this career first start last August at Colonial Downs in Virginia.
Text: Tim Layden/SI
Photo: Bill Frakes/SI