Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another, right, to victory over Bodemeister at the 138th Kentucky Derby. (Photo: Morry Gash/Associated Press)
Part One of The Current
It's Tuesday June 5th.
Japanese scientists have invented goggles that make food look larger than it is, to fool you into thinking you're eating more.
Currently, the breakthrough is expected to dramatically cut obesity rates among the gullible.
This is The Current.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez & horse owner, Glen Todd
Next stop: an early morning training session at the race course in Vancouver.
Troy Taylor 's been around Hastings Race Track for more than 60 years. When a young jockey from Mexico came his way... he saw potential. Mario Gutierrez wasn't even 20 when he first came to ride in Vancouver.
Now, five years later, the young jockey has won The Kentucky Derby, and the Preakness. But no one ever talks about the double crown -- they talk about what may happen if Gutierrez and a speedy chestnut named I'll Have Another win this Saturday.
Troy Taylor and thousands of others will gather at Hastings Race Course in Vancouver to watch Mario Gutierrez in the Belmont Stakes. It's been 34 years since a horse won the triple crown, the greatest accomplishment of a Thoroughbred.
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.* Photo: Matt Slocum/Associated Press
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