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Dr. Hansen bred the colt and gave him his family name. He sold a 25 percent share of the ownership to the Skychai (pronounced sky high) Racing partnership of Louisville physician Dr. Harvey Diamond, Jim Shircliff and David Koenig after the colt ran his record to 2-for-2 with a victory in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile.

 

Dr. Hansen operates a pain management clinic, Intervention Pain Management, in Crestview Hills, Ky. He spent time between completing his undergraduate degree at Indiana University and medical school making his living as a professional gambler and earned enough money to pay for part of his schooling.

 

He has owned horses for about 30 years. Dr. Hansen gave Hansen's ornery dam, Stormy Sunday, to a member of the starting gate crew at Churchill Downs, but bought her back for $10,000 and a wristwatch when the colt began to show promise.

 

Dr. Diamond is in a group practice doing occupational and environmental medicine. He has owned racehorses for about 30 years and has been a partner with Shircliff for about 10 years. Shircliff, the CEO of River Road Asset Management, also has owned horses for more than 30 years. Koenig lives in Union, Ky., and has owned horses alone and in partnerships for nearly 30 years. He sells industrial chemicals.

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