Behind the scenes preview of Derby, Oaks contenders

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by WHAS11 Sports

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Updated Thursday, May 3 at 1:36 PM

(WHAS11) -- ‘Mark Valeski’ is a 3-year old trained by Larry Jones and is owned by former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones.

Click here to see photos of Derby and Oaks contenders.

He’s currently on the fence whether he’s going to race in the Kentucky Derby but as of right now all signs point to him running on the first Saturday of May. He didn’t win any of the major prep races leading up to the Derby but has enough graded earnings to get in.

He’s named after a pool maintenance worker from a Florida hotel in which the Governor’s family frequents.  He knows horses, and became a family friend.

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