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Who Were They

If you don't know them,
It is not a crime.
Some outraced the wind
Decades before your time,
Obtained fame and glory
The spinning world 'round
As their feet, like lightning,
Sped over the ground.

Old Rosebud and Wintergreen
Were the fastest ever seen.
Gallant Fox and Twenty Grand
Won acclaim throughout the land.
Whirlaway and swift Citation
Captivated a great nation.
Riva Ridge and Foolish Pleasure
Brought to their proud owners treasure
In races not for beginners—
All Kentucky Derby Winners!

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