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A kidnapped trainer, an orphaned colt and the chance of a lifetime at the Kentucky Derby

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Trainer Antonio Sano never expected to be here, having escaped Venezuela after being kidnapped twice.

The same can be said about a strapping foal who became an orphan shortly after his birth when his mother dropped dead.

Yet here they are at the Kentucky Derby, looking to fulfill an impossible dream with improbable storylines.

Sano found the colt and bought Gunnevera for his clients for $16,000, mere pennies in the horse industry.

But this tale began years before that.

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