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HORSING RACES … KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER

Jockey Mike Smith celebrates aboard Giacomo after coming from behind to win the 131st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 7, 2005, in Louisville, Ky. (Gail Kamenish / AP)Today’s winner of the Kentucky Derby was 50 to 1 longshot Giacomo. The horse is named after Sting’s 9-year old son. The personal connection between the horse’s owner and Sting that resulted in this honour is as following (thanks Stephen Eson):
Giacomo is owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, who bred him in Kentucky. Jerry Moss founded A&M Records with Herb Alpert and has produced recordings for many top starts, among them Sting.”
The victory was a sweet score for owners Jerry and Ann Moss of Los Angeles. He founded A&M Records with trumpeter Herb Alpert of Tijuana Brass fame. The ’70s pop duo the Carpenters were one of the former label’s biggest acts.

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