04/29/2015 12:31PM

Hovdey: Another bumper crop for Hronis Racing

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It’s no secret that the racing game was not quite ready for what the West Coast unleashed upon the Kentucky Derby last year. Maybe it was the down-market bloodlines of the victorious California Chrome. Maybe it was Runyonesque trainer Art Sherman, a walking history book. Maybe it was owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin and their competing moustaches, who just as easily could have been partners in a hardware franchise. Whatever spell they cast definitely freaked people out.

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