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Pitino's dad looks for another win with Derby horse 'Goldencents'

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Sure, there might be 13 inches of snow in your back yard this morning, but it's also Kentucky Derby time, with the big race coming up this Saturday.

A big Minnesota connection is that one of the favorites is partly owned (five percent, but who's counting) by Rick Pitino, the high-profile dad of Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino.

The name of the beast: Goldencents. While GoldenGophercents is a slightly catchier name, this morning Pitino's horse is at 5-1 to win the Derby. Orb is the early favorite at 7-2.

If that happens, the elder Pitino -- in one month's time -- will have won the NCAA title, entered the basketball Hall of Fame and see his kid get a big time job at a Big 10 school.

As the Associated Press put it: Talk about the greatest four weeks ever.

As for Goldencents, here's a look, via YouTube:

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