Rick Pitino’s horse wins Santa Anita Derby


(AP)

His basketball team has struggled in its Final Four game against Wichita State, but his horse is doing fine.

Goldencents, a horse in which Louisville Coach Rick Pitino has an ownership stake, won the Santa Anita Derby this afternoon, earning a berth in the Kentucky Derby while the Cardinals were pulling out a victory over the Shockers in Atlanta.

Ridden by Kevin Krigger, Goldencents ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.76 and paid $15, $5.40 and $3.40 at 6-1 odds.

“C’mon, Cards,” trainer Doug O’Neill said (via the Associated Press) after the race.

Flashback finished second and Super Ninety Nine was third.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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