| May 4, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The racing gods obviously got their signals crossed, choosing to grace Pimlico with a glorious afternoon to enjoy the first jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday while the 19 horses in the Kentucky Derby slogged through the mud at Churchill Downs.
| May 5, 2013
| 2:49 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. — This year, Doug O’Neill and his assistants sat in the office at a barn in the far corner of the Churchill Downs backside. Few reporters dropped by, and O’Neill was not asked repeatedly to relive the running of the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:18 PM
CBS '60 Minutes' will feature a report Sunday night on Rosie Napravnik, the 25-year-old jockey who will be the only female riding in the Kentucky Derby.
But there's a backstage story to the report that features another 25-year-old woman, Michelle...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:44 PM
Ortiz, McMahon win meet titles at Laurel
The Laurel Park winter meeting ended Saturday with apprentice rider Yomar Ortiz and veteran trainer Hugh McMahon winning individual titles. The 50-day stand began Jan. 1. Ortiz topped the jockey...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Maryland's Done Talking, ridden by Sheldon Russell, burst through in a crowded field to win the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course.
Entering the far turn, 5-2 favorite Currency Swap began to move up taking over fifth...
| May 2, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Graham Motion shrugs his shoulders when asked, then offers, as usual, a dirt-honest appraisal of his horse, Went the Day Well.
"He's a good horse, deserves to be here," the trainer of last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, said about his...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Hansen does not need to try to be noticed.
The nearly all-white colt always stands out among his peers.
Yet on Thursday morning, the Breeders' Cup juvenile champion did all he could to draw the attention of a robust crowd on his first day this week at...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:09 AM
It’s Oaks Day at Churchill Downs, and the color pink has grown over the vast grandstand and the sprawling infield. The “Pink Out” will help raise money for cancer charities, as it has done in recent years. That’s all part of what...
| May 4, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Last year, as she came down the stretch of the Kentucky Oaks, Rosie Napravnik thought to herself, “Girl power.” She would have been the first woman to win the race for the top 3-year-old fillies, an event that in recent years has come to...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:58 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The red-headed girl who shocked Maryland horse racing with her daring debut in 2005 was coronated as an elite jockey Friday at Churchill Downs.
Rosie Napravnik won the Kentucky Oaks on Believe You Can. She is the first woman to...
| May 5, 2012
| 11:22 AM
It’s hot – but not too hot – and humid – but not too humid – here as 150,000 people make their way toward Churchill Downs, where the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place at about 6:30 tonight.
Hard rain fell...