Stories tagged: Kentucky Derby
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, 6:41 P.M.
Nyquist will run in Haskell Invitational
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will make his next start at the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 31.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 6:35 P.M.
Nyquist won’t run in Belmont Stakes
So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 6:51 P.M.
No Triple Crown bump for Kentucky Derby in TV ratings
There were high hopes that the popularity of horse racing would be energized a year after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
Derby winner Nyquist heads to Preakness; new rivals await
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist heads to Baltimore on Monday to prepare for the Preakness, where the undefeated colt could face up to 13 rivals including nine new shooters seeking to …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 11:24 P.M.
Nyquist takes lead on final turn, wins Kentucky Derby
Nyquist stormed into the lead on the turn for home and won the Kentucky Derby to become just the eighth undefeated horse to win the Run for the Roses.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 10:53 P.M.
Nyquist a disrespected favorite for Kentucky Derby
Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn’t getting …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 7:18 P.M.
Baffert returns to Kentucky Derby with under the radar horse
Bob Baffert feels under the radar with his latest horse at the Kentucky Derby. All anyone wants to talk about is American Pharoah, last year’s winner who went on to …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 8:21 P.M.
22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20
Doug O’Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 6:35 P.M.
Newsmakers: Gonzaga to play at Los Angeles in new college basketball doubleheader, auto racing, tennis
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced a new men’s basketball doubleheader in Los Angeles featuring Gonzaga, Arizona, BYU and Southern California.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 6:17 P.M.
Countdown to Kentucky Derby begins
The road to the Kentucky Derby is just about over. Now comes the countdown to the first Saturday in May.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 10:32 P.M.
In brief: Warriors beat Spurs for 70th win of season
Stephen Curry scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors became the second team to win 70 games in a season by beating the San Antonio Spurs at home in …
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016, 8:07 P.M.
Japan-based Lani arrives to prepare for Kentucky Derby
The winner of the UAE Derby in Dubai has arrived at Churchill Downs to prepare for the Kentucky Derby next month.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 6:34 P.M.
3-time Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel retires
From match races at bush tracks in Cajun country to three Kentucky Derby wins to induction into racing’s Hall of Fame, no jockey worked harder than Calvin Borel.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 7:31 P.M.
Mor Spirit, Brody’s Cause top fields for 2 Derby prep races
Last seen closing with a rush for third place in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Brody’s Cause is ready for his 3-year-old debut – and a chance to stay on track …
SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016, 9:15 P.M.
Baffert turns attention toward 2016 and a new Derby run
When trainer Bob Baffert was preparing his acceptance speech for the Eclipse Awards, he asked his youngest son, Bode, for ideas about what to say.
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
Derby winner likely for Pimlico
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015, 9:23 P.M.
American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby
Brilliant but untested, American Pharoah was put to a fight in the Kentucky Derby and won.
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
Derby long shots anyone? We’ve got your horse right here!
Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? We’ve got your long shots right here. We’re talking the next Giacomo, who won at 50-1 and returned $102.60 for …
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
Bob Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Kentucky Derby
American Pharoah has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby, with Dortmund the second choice in the full field of 20 horses, giving trainer Bob Baffert …
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Egyptian Ahmed Zayat has three horses running in 141st Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ahmed Zayat can’t contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink. “Hyper” …
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
Wild advance past Blues behind Parise
NHL: Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 …
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
Baffert’s star colt in Santa Anita Derby
Bob Baffert has two outstanding colts and another promising one in his barn a month before the Kentucky Derby. He’s concentrating on ensuring star players Dortmund and American Pharoah, along …
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome gets favorable No. 3 post, is given 3-5 odds to win
BALTIMORE – Steve Coburn hasn’t stopped dreaming. Throughout the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome’s co-owner predicted victory to anyone who’d listen, saying he felt it from …
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working-stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse. Even Hollywood couldn’t have made this up.
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
Sherman same ol’ guy, except for Derby win
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Success at the Kentucky Derby may not change Art Sherman. It just took his entire career at the racetrack to find it. The 77-year-old became the Kentucky …
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
California Chrome sets gold standard for Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The owners of California Chrome are putting all their hopes on the chestnut colt to win the Kentucky Derby. After all, he’s the only horse they own.
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
Hoppertunity out of Kentucky Derby with sore foot
Hoppertunity, the second favorite for the Kentucky Derby, is out of the race. Trainer Bob Baffert says the colt has a sore left front foot. Hoppertunity was the 6-1 choice …
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
California Chrome made 5-2 Kentucky Derby favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he’ll start …
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
Kentucky Derby could have four Pletcher horses
Todd Pletcher is going after the Kentucky Derby with numbers again. The trainer who has won the America’s greatest race once could saddle four horses. Little-known Mike Maker could have …
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
Hoppertunity emerges as Kentucky Derby hopeful
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Bob Baffert joked that Hoppertunity “wasn’t even on the radar” for a potential Kentucky Derby run during training late last year as a 2-year-old. The emerging …