05/01/2013 2:00PM

Kentucky Derby: Pletcher delivers one-liner


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A large crowd of owners, their entourages, and scores of fans who are granted access to the backstretch Derby Week gathered outside trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn on Wednesday morning just before his five Derby runners were to head to the track for their routine training sessions.

Several Jefferson County Sheriff's officers, assigned to watch the Derby horses, were trying to police the area, when one of them jokingly said, “I need to taze someone.”

Pletcher pointed at Mike Repole, who owns Overanalyze, and said, “Taze him.”

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