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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 18 / 15

Derby doings BigTeams dressed up for a trip to the Kentucky Derby on May 2: Paige Keffer, Clay Walker, Dominique Bejean, Jeff Gilbert and Christine McGee. Photo: COURTESY OF BIGTEAMS ...

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