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Horse Continues Winning

Two-time Eclipse Award winner Paseana, an 8-year-old mare who’s showing few signs of her age, scored a convincing two-length victory in the $108,300 Hawthorne Handicap. Ridden by Chris McCarron, Paseana …


Lukas Yells ‘Timber’ At Preakness

Pat Day celebrates his fourth Preskness win. Photo by Associated Press


Today’s Preakness Is Derby Revisited

Missed the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, you say? Don’t worry, a rerun of the Derby is on tap today at Pimlico Race Course when 11 3-year-olds go to the …


Serena’s Song Wins

Thirteen days after she led the Kentucky Derby for more than a mile before tiring and finishing 16th, the filly Serena’s Song made a startling comeback when she won the …


Lukas’ Good Luck Could Stop Here But His Thunder Gulch Favorite In Preakness Come Saturday

If jockey Jerry Bailey is right, trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ three-race winning streak in Triple Crown competition will end Saturday in the Preakness. Bailey finished second in the Kentucky Derby …


Preakness Loses Colt

The field for the Preakness fell to 11 when Citadeed was ruled out with an injured left foreleg. Citadeed, the England-based colt who finished ninth in the Kentucky Derby on …


Preakness Field Grows

The field for the Preakness Stakes grew to 12 with the addition of Star Standard and Pana Brass. Trainer Nick Zito, whose Go for Gin finished second in last year’s …


Auburn Racetrack Wins Ruling

Backers of a new thoroughbred racetrack planned for Auburn are in the homestretch. A day after a major state Supreme Court victory, project developers won another crucial round Friday in …


Thunder Gulch Upstages Foes Least Likely Of Lukas’ Horses Cashes $51 Winning Ticket

D. Wayne Lukas sent a sensational filly and a champion colt after the Kentucky Derby roses. It was his third-stringer, however, Thunder Gulch, who wore them in the winner’s circle.


Celebs Horse Around At Race

Gary Stevens rides Thunder Gulch to victory in the 121st running of the Kentucky Derby. Photo by Associated Press


Krone Set To Attempt Ride To Derby History Mount Aboard Suave Prospect May Mean First Win For Woman

“Sometimes in your mind,” Julie Krone was saying Friday, “you have to back up a little and say, ‘This is just another race.’ But galloping Suave Prospect this morning, and …


Kentucky Derby Odds

The field for Saturday’s 121st Kentucky Derby, with post position, horse’s name, jockey’s name and odds: 1. Dazzling Falls Gomez 10-1 2. f-Knockadoon McCarron 9-1 3. a-Pyramid Peak McCauley 17-1 …


Post Positions Not Favorable To Favorites

Eighteen colts and one fast filly were entered Thursday in the Kentucky Derby, but the filly, her stablemates and most of the other quality horses drew post positions in the …


Serena’s Song What’s In A Name? Plenty, In Filly’s Case

D. Wayne Lukas with Kentucky Derby’s filly, Serena’s Song. Photo by Associated Press


Derby Not Lacking For Starters

There’s no such phrase as “horse shortage” at this year’s Kentucky Derby. A field of 19 3-year-olds, three more than the recent 10-year average of 16 starters, appears fairly certain …


Serena’s Song Ensures Derby Will Match Best Front-Running Star Tries To Become Fourth Filly To Win Run For The Roses As One Of Three Starters For Lukas

The filly Serena’s Song is in the Kentucky Derby, and D. Wayne Lukas is not the only trainer pleased about that. “It makes it true and fair,” Nick Zito, Suave …


Lukas’ Speedy Filly Will Test Her Skills At Kentucky Derby

Serena’s Song, trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ sensational 3-year-old filly, will run in the Kentucky Derby next Saturday at Churchill Downs. “We’re going to go ahead and run the filly in …


Sports People

UNLV athletic director Jim Weaver is giving up most of his duties two months early to allow the school’s alumni director to initiate marketing programs aimed at erasing athletic department …


Jockey Equals Mark

Jockey Robby Albarado equaled a record that had stood for 45 years at Sportsman’s Park when he rode the winners of five consecutive races on a 10-race program. Albarado, 21, …


Win Boosts Derby Hopes

Star Standard held off a late rally by favored Royal Mitch over a sloppy track to win the $161,100 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland Race Course. Star Standard, ridden by Pat …


Dazzling Falls Qualifies

Jockey Garrett Gomez, front, rides Dazzling Falls to a win at the Arkansas Derby. The 3-year-old qualified for the Kentucky Derby. Photo by Associated Press


Derby Field Narrows

In Character is in, Key Guy and Treasurer are out and Knockadoon is doubtful for the Kentucky Derby. In Character’s trainer, Bruce Jackson, said his colt will head to Churchill …


Jockey Wins 3,000th

Jacodra’s Devil took the lead for good on the turn for home in winning the $149,800 Santa Anita Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap at Arcadia, Calif., by three lengths over Low …


Talkin Man Favorite In Kentucky

Talkin Man cruised to an easy victory in the $500,000 Wood Memorial in New York at Aqueduct, and now the talk turns to Kentucky. With the upset victory earlier in …


Derby Preps Crank Up

Talkin Man was flown from Lexington, Ky., to New York to run in today’s Wood Memorial, where he is the 4-5 favorite. Thunder Gulch, who arrived in Louisville, Ky., from …


Talkin Man Favored In Wood Memorial

Talkin Man is the horse everybody’s talkin’ about at the Wood Memorial. “He was very impressive in his last race,” Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens said. “That day, …


Horse Track Gets Tax Help

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that would grant tax breaks to help build a new thoroughbred racetrack in Western Washington. HB1248 would allow deferrals of retail sales and …


Bergsrud Implicates His Ex-Agent Banished Jockey Testifies Agent Nelson Inquired About Fixing Playfair Horse Races

Suspended jockey Scott Bergsrud testified Tuesday that his former agent asked him if he was interested in “making some extra money” by withholding his mount in a 1993 race in …


Playfair Jockeys Banned Three-Time Champion Bergsrud, Parker Can No Longer Ride In State

1. Jockey Scott Bergsrud accepts deal in race-fixing case that will keep him from ever again riding competitively in Washington. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Bergsrud 3. Parker


Larry Begins His Legend At Santa Anita

The Santa Anita Derby made a lot of guys named Larry awfully happy. Larry The Legend caught Afternoon Deelites at the wire Saturday and won the $700,000 Santa Anita (Calif.) …