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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 …


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.


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: Sat., May 2, 2015

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Brilliant but untested, American Pharoah was put to a fight in the Kentucky Derby and won.


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 …


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 …


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” …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Canadians overshadow top seeds

Tennis: Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil set up a semifinal showdown at the Rogers Cup, overshadowing two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic and Spanish star Rafael Nadal. Canada’s top two singles …


Departing, who skipped Kentucky Derby, stands between Orb and victory

BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Illinois Derby champion Departing played together as foals in the lush pastures of Claiborne Farm in central Kentucky. It will be all business …


Orb comes ’round with Rosario along for ride

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Way back in the pack heading into the final turn, Orb was calm even if his jockey wasn’t. Churning through a sloppy track that resembled creamy peanut …


Kentucky Derby notes: Goldencents not in money

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trainer Doug O’Neill came up short in his bid to defend his Kentucky Derby title. O’Neill, who won in 2012 with I’ll Have Another, ended up with …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2013

Orb wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.


Rosie wants roses

Rosie Napravnik isn’t worried about history. She is, however, working on her chemistry – with a horse named Mylute in the Kentucky Derby. Two years after achieving the best finish …


Wide-open race expected in 139th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double …


Personal mission as important as potential milestone for jockey Kevin Krigger

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Propped up inside jockey Kevin Krigger’s locker at Churchill Downs is a photo dating back more than a century. Staring back at him is Jimmy Winkfield, the …


Florida Derby champ favored slightly over Verrazano

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trainer Doug O’Neill had a pretty darned good day on two courses. First he birdied the eighth hole during a Wednesday afternoon golf outing at Valhalla and …


O’Neill thinking about repeat as Kentucky Derby winner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Back at Churchill Downs for the first time since winning the Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another, trainer Doug O’Neill is thinking about winning another one. And …


Derby delights

“And they’re off …” Often referred to as the “most exciting two minutes in sports” or the “Run for the Roses,” the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will take …


I’ll Have Another rallies to win Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – I’ll Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby. Until the final furlong, that is.


I’ll Have Another rallies to win Kentucky Derby

I’ll Have Another didn’t seem to have the goods to win the Kentucky Derby. Sold as a yearling for a paltry $11,000, ridden by a rookie jockey hardly anyone knew …