Stories tagged: kentucky derby
Sat., May 18, 2019
Horse racing deserves its place in the world, but we must do our best to prove we deserve horse racing.
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:44 p.m.
The Preakness won’t have the Kentucky Derby winner for the first time since 1996 and trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes that makes it a little “vanilla.”
Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards’ penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky …
Wed., May 15, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
The owners of Maximum Security have sued the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and stewards, seeking to reverse the horse’s disqualification for interference as Kentucky Derby winner and restoration of purse …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Dancer’s Image crossed the finish line first in the 1968 Kentucky Derby, only to become the first horse ever disqualified days later as the result of a positive drug test. …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
Kentucky Derby winner Country House won’t run in the Preakness because of illness. Trainer Bill Mott says the long shot winner of horse racing’s biggest event is no longer being …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
A weary Maximum Security has arrived at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July. The first Kentucky Derby winner …
Mon., May 6, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Maximum Security’s owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the Preakness and will appeal the disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. Gary West said …
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 6:07 p.m.
Taken down as the Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security is now out of the Preakness.
Sun., May 5, 2019, 10:40 p.m.
The real winner of the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday was the Duchossois family – and it’s the same every year.
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
In the 145 years they have run the Kentucky Derby, no jockey has won the Run for the Roses the way Flavien Prat did Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 7:18 p.m.
Maximum Security became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Kentucky Derby. That led to an agonizing wait and an eventual stunning reversal that made 65-1 shot Country House …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
After a grim year in horse racing, let’s just hope everyone makes it back alive at the Kentucky Derby.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
In a Kentucky Derby lacking a dominant favorite, two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert saddles the top three choices. Game Winner is the prerace favorite, albeit a tepid one at …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 10:52 a.m.
Maximum Security is at the other end of the fiscal spectrum of horse racing. While owners frequently pay a royal ransom to acquire a horse with potential to win the …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Many options await in the Kentucky Derby, but in the end, Maximum Security will get the job done.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all. He has picked up the mount on Cutting Humor, a 30-1 shot trained by Todd Pletcher. The …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 8 a.m.
NBC’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby will include a couple of new technological features. The biggest one is a super slow-motion camera on the pole of the finish line on …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 1:12 p.m.
Some horses beat the sunrise over the backside at Churchill Downs for their workouts. Other colts await the first light and warmth of day before preparing for the Kentucky Derby. …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
Master Fencer, the first Japanese-bred horse to run in the Kentucky Derby, took a very circuitous route to Churchill Downs. Everyone involved with the chestnut colt hopes the long journey …
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
The five-time Kentucky Derby winner finds himself with new favorite Game Winner since Omaha Beach had to be scratched with a breathing problem.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 4 p.m.
The new favorite enters the Kentucky Derby unbeaten and tops several contenders on modest winning streaks that could factor large in the sport’s marquee race. Game Winner is the favorite …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of a breathing problem. It’s generally not a career-threatening problem and is usually corrected with surgery.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
Picking a horse to win the Kentucky Derby is easy. Placing a bet is as close as a cellphone, tablet, computer or even a smart TV with internet access. But …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs. He figured he would never …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 7 p.m.
Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post in the 20-horse field for Saturday’s first leg of the Triple Crown.
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Starting in 2020, 2-year-old horses won’t be allowed to be treated with the drug Lasix within 24 hours of racing. Lasix is a diuretic given to a majority of horses …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and still on track to run in the Preakness after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
Justify’s win in the 2018 Kentucky Derby capped a $1.2 million payday for a Central Texas woman.
UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old.