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Gomez lands his Kentucky Derby mount

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)

Eclipse Award winning jockey Garrett Gomez will ride Master of Hounds in the Kentucky Derby.

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His agent, Tony Matos, confirmed the deal Friday.

Master of Hounds is coming off a runner-up finish in the UAE Derby. He finished sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf last year at Churchill Downs.

The 39-year-old Gomez has two Eclipse Awards for outstanding jockey but has yet to win a Triple Crown race. He came close in the Derby two years ago, guiding Pioneerof the Nile to a second-place finish behind Mine That Bird.

Gomez won the Breeders' Cup Classic aboard Blame last November to hand superstar mare Zenyatta the only loss of her career.

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