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KENTUCKY DERBY-WICKED FANS
Wicked Strong fans sporting Sox hats, singing 'Sweet Caroline' give Churchill a Fenway feel
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:08 PM EDT
Fans of Wicked Strong are filtering into Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby this weekend to support the horse named in honor of Boston Marathon victims.
Wicked Strong was the number two choice going into the 140th Kentucky Derby. The horse's lead owner wanted to name it Boston Strong but that name was taken.
Matt Fermino was roaming the infield the day before the Derby with a group of fellow Bostonians. He said Wicked Strong fever hasn't exactly taken over Boston. But he said people back north will be pulling for the horse when it breaks from the outside gate.