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Sister Mary Vincent and the Answer to Her Prayers

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Many will tell you greatness and ability cannot be made – that you simply have to stay out of the way – and this, in part, is true. But each runner carries the hopes and dreams of its connections – breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys, exercise riders, grooms, hotwalkers – in fleet-footed pursuit of victory. Once in a while, a legend is born. For the people of New Orleans, Risen Star – whose name graces Saturday’s featured stakes race for Triple Crown hopefuls – was such a horse.

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