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2012 Kentucky Derby Horses: Gemologist Looks To Make Good On 7/1 Odds

Gemologist comes from an impressive lineage and has the natural abilities to be an imposing competitor. His sire, Tiznow is an offspring of the legendary racer, Man o' War and is still the only horse to ever win two Breeders' Cup Classics.

Gemologist's trainer is Todd Pletcher who won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver. Pletcher also trained Rags to Riches to win the Kentucky Oats in 2007 as well as to a win at the Belmount Stakes. It was the first time a filly had won the stakes in 102 years. Javier Castellano is the jockey and won the 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic with Ghostzapper and the 2006 Preakness with Bernardini. Winstar Farms LLC. is the ownership group and won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver.

Gemologist is a 7/1 favorite to win the Derby.

Here are Gemologist's most recent finishes:

April 7, Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial: Finished first; 1 1/8 miles

November 26, Kentucky Jokey Club: Finished first; 1 1/16 miles

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.