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Kentucky Derby

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Top Kentucky Derby Articles

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  • Baffert Has The Two Favorites, But Derby Field Is Deep

    Baffert Has The Two Favorites, But Derby Field Is Deep
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No one has to tell Bob Baffert how lucky he is. The Hall of Fame trainer has lived through enough years without a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender to know that, when you have two colts good enough to be favored, the racing gods...
  • Ahmed Zayat has had a good week as owner of Derby favorite American Pharoah

    Ahmed Zayat has had a good week as owner of Derby favorite American Pharoah
    A high-pitched cascade of laughter cuts through the usual clamor of Kentucky Derby week, and you just know someone is having the time of his life. It's Ahmed Zayat, and why shouldn't the Egyptian-born former beverage company CEO be enjoying himself? Two...
  • Baffert's bullets take aim at Derby

    Baffert's bullets take aim at Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 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's got the two top favorites for Saturday's race. American...
  • Kentucky Derby: Where to watch, wager in South Florida

    Kentucky Derby: Where to watch, wager in South Florida
    Fans and handicappers will have plenty of options to watch and wager on Saturday's 141st running of the Kentucky Derby throughout South Florida. In Broward County, the logical gathering place for thoroughbred aficionados is Gulfstream Park, where...
  • Conquest Stables a part of Derby day at Churchill Downs

    Conquest Stables a part of Derby day at Churchill Downs
    Though it does not have a horse that will be racing in the Kentucky Derby, Lake County's "home team," Conquest Stables of Highland Park, is expected to have a horse in action at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell are the co-...
  • Kentucky Derby betting tips and analysis

    Kentucky Derby betting tips and analysis
    Leading up to Wednesday's post-position draw for the Kentucky Derby, many horse racing fans saw this shaping up as a match race between the Bob Baffert-trained duo of American Pharoah and Dortmund. And while the two do have the shortest morning-line odds,...
  • El Kabeir scratched from Kentucky Derby

    Zayat Stables' multiple graded stakes winner El Kabeir was scratched Friday afternoon from Saturday's 141st running of the Kentucky Derby because of a potential foot abscess. Earlier in the day, his connections stated that the son of Scat Daddy "took a...
  • Field of 20 loaded with entries out of South Florida

    Field of 20 loaded with entries out of South Florida
    Materiality, the undefeated winner of the Florida Derby, is rated no better than the co-fourth choice at 12-1 on the morning line for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, which is loaded with horses who wintered in South Florida. The Florida Derby was Materiality'...
  • After criticism, Churchill Downs officials focus on hospitality

    After criticism, Churchill Downs officials focus on hospitality
    Churchill Downs took widespread criticism for a perceived lack of hospitality last year, with the harshest shot coming from Steve Coburn, co-owner of 2014 Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome. Track officials say they’ve tried to respond this...
  • Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

    Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his...
  • Kentucky Derby 2015: Where to sip a mint julep in the L.A. area

    Kentucky Derby 2015: Where to sip a mint julep in the L.A. area
    Where will you be during the two most exciting minutes in sports Saturday? If you won't be at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, make sure you've got a clear view of the starting gate on television, and a mint julep in your hand. Wearing the most...