Positions Create Unpredictable Derby

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Manny Pacquiao couldn't have delivered a more powerful bell-ringing, reason-rattling combination. Instead, though, it came from officials here at Churchill Downs. To a large crowd bristling with anticipation of the draw for the Kentucky Derby, track officials called out, in a manner established by tradition rather than television, first the names and then the post positions.

"Lookin At Lucky" came the words, followed by a pause for the drawing of a numbered pill, "Number one."

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