Rick Pitino & the Media Frenzy Surrounding Goldencents

05/01/2013 01:53 PM

He may not be the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, but judging by the media hype surrounding Rick Pitino’s horse Goldencents, he’s got a lot to live up to. Nearly 100 journalists and photographers swarmed an event on the Churchill Downs backside with Pitino and his 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt. And the 60-year-old coach wasn’t alone … he even brought along Gorgui Dieng to give jockey Kevin Krigger a pep talk.
Pitino says he’d be thrilled to see Goldencents cross the finish line first on Saturday, but knows that the Kentucky Derby is anyone’s game.


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