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If you came looking for Pitt news and found something related to the Kentucky Derby, don’t scream foul. Coverage of the Triple Crown races is another beat of mine.

For the next five weeks or so, this blog will mix with Pitt basketball news (Ashton Gibbs’ decision, the NBA Draft, recruiting news, etc.) with the 137th Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 7, and beyond.

Ponies and college hoops are a great mix. Louisville coach Rick Pitino is a big-time horse fan (I am certain to see him on the backside next week). John Calipari will probably show up. New York native Mike Repole, the owner of 2-year-old champion Uncle Mo, is a rapid St. John’s fan.

Kentucky-based trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is a college hoops buff.

So for the next month or so, this blog will have the unofficial title of Pitt plus Ponies.



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