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2006 Kentucky Derby Field
17 of 21
Lawyer Ron
Odds: 4-1
Post position: 17
Jockey: John McKee
One of the serious favorites, Lawyer Ron has the longest winning streak (six races) and the most experience (14 starts) of any horse in the Derby field. "He does things on the racetrack and you just wonder how he does them,'' says trainer Bob Holthus, 71. The X-factor is 24-year-old jockey McKee, who is riding in only his third Derby and will be called upon to make tough and quick decisions early in the race. The post position is not ideal and could leave the Lawyer hung outside on the first turn.
Text: Tim Layden/SI
Photo: Bill Frakes/SI