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The Associated Press GAME PLAN: Trainer Mark Casse, right, talks with jockey Julien Leparoux while watching horses work out at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday. Leparoux rides the Casse-trained Classic Empire, last-out winner of Oaklawn Park's Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, in Saturday's race.

The Associated Press GAME PLAN: Trainer Mark Casse, right, talks with jockey Julien Leparoux while watching horses work out at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday. Leparoux rides the Casse-trained Classic Empire, last-out winner of Oaklawn Park's Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, in Saturday's race.

Classic Empire 4-1 favorite, draws post 14 for Derby

By Bob Wisener
This article was published May 4, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Classic Empire had a bumpy ride back to Churchill Downs, where his career began, but never fell off the road to the Triple Crown.

The Associated Press ON CALL: Jockey Julien Leparoux celebrates after Classic Empire's victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Par...

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