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Stanley Cup to be in Nyquist's barn Saturday as motivation for Kentucky Derby

Stanley Cup to be in Nyquist's barn Saturday as motivation for Kentucky Derby

Nyquist, the presumptive favorite for the Kentucky Derby, will come muzzle to metal with the most important trophy in his namesake sport Saturday when he goes for a stroll about 6:30 a.m. on Derby Day.

The Stanley Cup will be in his barn Saturday morning amid hopes of inspiring the undefeated 3-year-old colt named for Gustav Nyquist, the talented right wing for the Detroit Red Wings.

Nyquist the horse has had a better year than Nyquist the hockey player. The Red Wings were eliminated from the NHL playoffs by Tampa Bay, 4-1, in the first round. The horse has not lost in seven lifetime starts, including an easy win over the best horse on the East Coast, Mohaymen, in the...

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