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Hispanics have played an important role at the Kentucky Derby for decades. - Laffit Pincay, Jr., the winner of the 1984 Derby aboard Swale, was born in Panama City, Panama. - Two time Derby winner and member of racing's Hall of Fame Ismael Valenzuela was the son of immigrants from Mexico. - Angel Cordero, Jr. began his career in Puerto Rico. He went on to win the Kentucky Derby three times. - Lazaro Barrera was a successful trainer in Cuba and Mexico before moving to the United States. He won his first Derby in 1976 with Bold Forbes, but his greatest achievement was in 1978 as the trainer of Triple Crown winner Affirmed.

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