The crowd began to swell outside Barn 3, the home of I’ll Have Another, winner of Kentucky Derby 138, Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.
Friends of winning owner J. Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O’Neill. Media folks prepared to speak with Reddam and O’Neill after they had finished their appearance on NBC’s “Today Weekend” show. Visitors from other stables eager to deliver congratulations. Fans scrambling for snapshots of the game’s next Derby champion.
At 9:01 a.m. assistant trainer Sabas Ribera swung open the full-screen gate to Stall 17 — and there was I’ll Have Another, buried in a pile of wood shavings, a handful sprinkled...