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Bellamy Road the Favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby

Trainer Nick Zito and New York Yankees baseball team owner George Steinbrenner are hoping the horse "Bellamy Road" will give them something to cheer about Saturday in the 131st running of the Kentucky Derby.

Steinbrenner owns the horse, while Zito has trained the favorite, who scored a 17-1/2 length win in the Wood Memorial race last month. Bellamy Road will break from the 16 post and is one of five horses Zito has in Saturday's race.

The others include longshot "Andromeda's Hero," "Sun King," "Noble Causeway" and "High Fly." Trainer Todd Pletcher has three horses entered - "Baldini," "Coin Silver" and "Flower Alley."

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has only one horse entered in this year - the longshot "Going Wild." A total of 20 horses are entered in the race in Churchill Downs, Kentucky - the first of U.S. horse racing's Triple Crown events. No horse has won all three races - the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, since "Affirmed" in 1978.

Some information for this report provided by AP .