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Primal Humor had sunk to the nethermost rung on the claiming ladder at Suffolk Downs by 2010, and his owner, convinced he was worthless, was giving him away.

Jockey Tammi Campbell Piermarini implored her niece to adopt the Kentucky-bred son of Distorted Humor, who had sold three years before for $200,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

“My aunt rode him in races, liked him and was worried about him,” said retired jockey Janelle Campbell, who at the time aspired to be like Piermarini, the third all-time leading woman rider by wins.

When Mandy Alexander heard millionaire Mister Marti Gras was looking for a second career late last year, she tried to tell herself she wasn’t interested.

She had decided that she was taking a break from horse ownership and figured a horse with Mister Marti Gras’ long race record may not be the best candidate for a second career at the level she once competed at due to how long he’d raced – but that all changed when she saw him.

Ten years ago, Sam P. was part of one of the best 3-year-old crops in recent history when making his way along the 2007 Kentucky Derby trail around the country. Today, ‘Sam’ is enjoying life at a slower pace as a dressage horse.

Running in a Kentucky Derby prep in only your second year of racing horses is a big deal, but thanks to Chief Energy, it happened for Ninety North Racing Stable in 2012.

After privately purchasing “Chief” late in his 2-year-old year, they suffered a few setbacks with him while aiming for that year’s Holy Bull Stakes, so shifted focus to the Tampa Bay Derby. For Ninety North’s Justin Nicholson, it was an exciting time.

During his racing career, Speak Logistics took his connections to heights many only dream of when he joined the Kentucky Derby trail.

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