Street Sense, Calvin Borel up, comes from 19th place to overtake leader Hard Spun in the stretch at the Kentucky Derby. Photo by Jeff Haynes/Agence France-Presse

The best two minutes in American sports takes place once a year on the first Saturday in May. This year's race was a dandy. Street Sense is aptly named if it refers to moving through traffic; he should have been called Moses, if that overhead shot of the sea of horses parting to allow him to pass is any indication. And then to have those afterburners to turn on to actually take advantage of the gaps. It was like magic how he moved through the field—and what speed at the end! Hard to imagine, but the race Street Sense ran was in some ways just as impressive as Barbaro's lovely win last year. Made a fan of me. Wow. What a race. I can't wait for the Preakness.



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