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Desormeaux brothers' Derby dream, far from rural roots, may be nearing fruition

Desormeaux brothers' Derby dream, far from rural roots, may be nearing fruition

Dreams often start in out-of-the-way places. Take, Maurice, La., for example, a place so small it's not a city or town, but a village.

The 2010 census had it at 964 people, up from 642 a decade earlier. It's also the home to the "world famous" City Bar Maurice and Meaux Sneaux Shack, where their best-ever snowcones are half-price on Monday and Thursday.

So, what are the chances that this little speck of a place, about 10 miles from Lafayette, could be the birthplace of a dream of having a trainer-jockey brother combination start a horse in the Kentucky Derby?

"I don't think I ever did," said Brenda Desormeaux, mom of...

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