The Kentucky Derby has humbled Arab oil sheikhs, British billionaires and every conceivable captain of American industry. Thoroughbred owners who arrive at Churchill Downs accustomed to getting what they want and having every answer routinely walk out beaten and bewildered. Even the winners tend to leave in awe of the moment and reverential of the race.
But the Derby will have its hands full with Dr. Kendall Hansen.
He is the owner of the excellent colt and prime Derby contender Hansen – a horse he named after himself. Humility, apparently, doesn't come naturally to the good doctor, who runs a pain-management practice in northern Kentucky near Cincinnati.
But it's not just the naming of the horse that illustrates the egomania here. No, there is a full...