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Rival trainers Baffert and Lukas share a strong friendship

Horse Racing

In this April 28, 2010 file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Conveyance trainer Bob Baffert, left, talks to Dublin trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Churchill Downs  in Louisville, Ky. Baffert has spent his whole life following Lukas. As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend. They’ve developed a friendship as deep as their combined success as two of the best thoroughbred trainers in racing history that extends to this week when they go head-to-head again in the Preakness Stakes each has won six times. (Ed Reinke/AP, File)

In this April 28, 2010 file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Conveyance trainer Bob Baffert, left, talks to Dublin trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Baffert has spent his whole life following Lukas. As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend. They’ve developed a friendship as deep as their combined success as two of the best thoroughbred trainers in racing history that extends to this week when they go head-to-head again in the Preakness Stakes each has won six times. (Ed Reinke/AP, File)