Hoppertunity To Run In Kentucky Derby

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Trainer Bob Baffert's horse needed a name. The trainer knew a couple, the Hoppers, who were struggling to have a baby. To encourage them, he named the horse Hoppertunity.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The Kentucky Derby comes Saturday, and the announcer almost had a problem. Trainer Bob Baffert could have had a nameless horse. He hated the horse's name, Anyway U Way. You can't run a nameless horse in the Derby. Just imagine that announcer: And down the stretch they come, in the lead is - luckily, the trainer knew the Hoppers, a couple trying to have a baby. To encourage them, he named the horse Hoppertunity.

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