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Tapiture won the West Virginia Derby beating Candy Boy by a nose, making it the third race in the history of Mountaineer Race Track to win by such a close call.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Owners and Jockey Rosie Napravnik hold up and award and pose for a photo after winning the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Owners and Jockey Rosie Napravnik hold up and award and pose for a photo after winning the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Tapiture and his jockey Rosie Napravnik are led off the track by owner Ron Winchell after winning the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Tapiture and his jockey Rosie Napravnik are led off the track by owner Ron Winchell after winning the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Rosie Napravnik and Tapiture are led on the track after winning the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Rosie Napravnik and Tapiture are led on the track after winning the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Tapiture (number 5) slows down after crossing the finish line and beating Candy Boy making it the third time in the history of Mountaineer Race Track that a horse has won by a nose.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Tapiture (number 5) slows down after crossing the finish line and beating Candy Boy making it the third time in the history of Mountaineer Race Track that a horse has won by a nose.


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Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Horses race down the track at the start of the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Horses race down the track at the start of the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Horses leave the gate at the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Horses leave the gate at the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Horses are led the starting gate at the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Horses are led the starting gate at the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Geoffrey Trees of Pittsburgh reaches over the fence to pet the outrider pony named Jake at the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Geoffrey Trees of Pittsburgh reaches over the fence to pet the outrider pony named Jake at the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman  | The Vindicator.An outrider pony walks the track with a rider displaying the flag prior to the start of the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.An outrider pony walks the track with a rider displaying the flag prior to the start of the West Virginia Derby August 2, 2014.


Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Tapiture is led around the paddock prior to winning the West Virginia Derby June 2, 2014 by a nose.

Katie Rickman | The Vindicator.Tapiture is led around the paddock prior to winning the West Virginia Derby June 2, 2014 by a nose.