LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Coach Rick Pitino's heavily favored Louisville Cardinals were trailing upstart Wichita State by a point at halftime of their NCAA semifinal April 6 in Atlanta, so he wasn't thinking about a horse race in Southern California.
It slipped Pitino's mind that Goldencents, in whom he owns a 5-percent interest, ran that day in the Santa Anita Derby.
"Jim says, 'Hey, did you hear that your horse won?''' Pitino said. "Then as I'm walking away, he says, 'Did you think you'd get 6-1 on him?'
"Then it hit me,'' Pitino said. "I remembered I had bet on him.''
On Sunday, Rosie Napravnik got excellent reviews for her interview on "60 Minutes.''' On Saturday, she'll try to become the first woman to ride a Kentucky Derby winner. Wednesday, she was doing interviews for "E!'' at Churchill's Kentucky Derby museum to promote a bite-size variety of a well-known chocolate brand.
"A little indulgence is good,'' she said.
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