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In 1919, Sir Barton swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred to do so.

Featuring America’s Best Racing’s deep roster of talented contributors, including former ESPN SportsCenter weekend anchor now-turned radio personality Bram Weinstein, who serves as the host of “The Winner’s Circle”; retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens; and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” presented by SB Nation Radio brings together these accomplished racing insiders to share their knowledge, tips, insights, and opinions by offering a unique, weekly perspec

On the first Saturday in May, 20 Thoroughbreds will line up in the gates for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. So we asked ourselves: which human celebrities match up with the biggest stars in horse racing? Our equine equivalents are below!

The Kentucky Derby has a long and storied 145-year history. Throughout those 145 years, a total of 1,904 horses have raced for the roses and their names have been quite varied, from Aristides to Shut Out to Justify.

In fact, every letter except X has served as the first initial for a Derby runner. No horse whose name started with Q, X, or Y has won, but horses beginning with S have won a remarkable 19 times, more than any other letter. Find out the stats on every letter of the alphabet in the table below, courtesy of the Kentucky Derby Media Guide.

There are some similarities between the process general managers use to select players out of the NFL Draft and the one horse racing fans use to pick winners. With the NFL Draft starting Thursday night, Dan Tordjman visited The Triple Crown Ale House to test patrons' knowledge about the "Sport of Kings."

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