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Kentucky Derby

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  • American Pharoah rules in Kentucky Derby

    American Pharoah rules in Kentucky Derby
    The knock against American Pharoah was that he had never really been tested. Not by any colts outside Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's barn and, perhaps most telling, not by stablemate Dortmund because of Baffert's strategy to keep them both on course...
  • John Clay: This 141st Kentucky Derby will be a tough one to top

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. You could say this was a perfect Kentucky Derby Day. The weather could not have been better, blue skies and warm temperatures. The crowd at Churchill Downs was a record with 170,513 jamming the iconic facility on Central Avenue. The...
  • American Pharoah Is King Of Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It's rare for a horse to be anointed the most gifted in his 2-year-old crop and cling to that distinction all the way through a win in the Kentucky Derby. Which is another way of saying American Pharoah is a rare horse. His...
  • Firing Lane Has 'Done Everything Right But Win'

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Firing Line entered as the most famous runner-up in the Kentucky Derby field, the horse that twice pushed Dortmund to the wire, only to lose each time. He finally beat the towering chestnut Saturday, only to finish second again,...
  • Locals know the rules about Kentucky Derby fashion: The bigger, the better

    Locals know the rules about Kentucky Derby fashion: The bigger, the better
    The blue-and-white pile of flowers and ribbons atop Christi Ashby's head carefully teetered slightly to the left. The more than 6 inches of craft store supplies Ashby used to create this year's Kentucky Derby hat were carefully hot glued together. She...
  • Favorite American Pharoah captures 141st Kentucky Derby

    Favorite American Pharoah captures 141st Kentucky Derby
    It’s exceedingly rare for a horse to be anointed the most gifted in his 2-year-old crop and cling to that distinction all the way through a win in the Kentucky Derby. Which is another way of saying American Pharoah is a rare horse. His...
  • KENTUCKY DERBY: Things to watch at Churchill Downs

    Bob Baffert jokes that his last Kentucky Derby victory was so long ago, he doesn't remember. The Hall of Fame trainer could make some new memories Saturday if either of his top two favorites — American Pharoah or Dortmund — end up wearing the...
  • International Star scratched from 141st Kentucky Derby

    International Star was scratched from the Kentucky Derby early Saturday, leaving 18 horses to run for the roses. Owner Ken Ramsey said a problem was discovered in the colt's left front foot, likely an abscess. The veterinarian who checked out...
  • Gary Stevens likes Firing Line's profile in Kentucky Derby

    Gary Stevens likes Firing Line's profile in Kentucky Derby
    Gary Stevens is less than a year removed from knee replacement surgery. On Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., the veteran jockey he will be aboard Firing Line and aiming for his fourth Kentucky Derby victory. "It took a while for people,...
  • International Star scratched from Kentucky Derby

    International Star scratched from Kentucky Derby
    The field for the 141st Kentucky Derby continued to shrink when International Star was scratched Saturday morning. International Star had arrived at Churchill Downs as the leader in the Kentucky Derby point standings, but was scratched because of a...
  • Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

    Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday's race. American Pharoah, owned by Egyptian Ahmed...