05/01/2017 12:00PM

Gunnevera carries Kentucky Derby hopes of Venezuela


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Salomon Del Valle was just 20 years old when he came to America for the first time. He joined thousands of his Venezuelan countrymen in attending the 1971 Belmont Stakes in New York, where a previously unheralded colt from Venezuela, Canonero II, was trying to complete a sweep of the Triple Crown.