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Uncle Mo Shows Similarities to Secretariat

Bill Kostroun/AP

As the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby nears this Saturday, it's safe to say there may never be another Secretariat.

The big chestnut colt - "Big Red" - captured the imagination of the nation, winning racing's hallowed Triple Crown in 1973, setting records in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, which still stand to this day.

There've been movies … and books … and songs.

Now we are not saying that Uncle Mo is going to be the next Secretariat - for now, Uncle Mo will have to star on YouTube -...

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