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California Chrome Will Run After All

California Chrome will indeed make his run—nasal strip and all—to be the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, reports ESPN. The New York Racing Association said today it would allow the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes to also use the strip in the Belmont...

California Chrome Now One Win From History

California Chrome won the Preakness today to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing's Triple Crown. As a follow-up to his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman's horse justified his stature as the overwhelming favorite by outrunning Ride On Curlin to the finish today. Ridden again by...

California Chrome Wins Derby

No upsets today: Favorite California Chrome easily won today's Kentucky Derby, taking the first step toward ending a 36-year Triple Crown champion drought. Jockey Victor Espinoza pulled away from the field late for the comfortable win in the 140th running of the race. The victory makes Art Sherman the race's...

Female Jockey Riding for History at Kentucky Derby

She started out her career disguising her gender, riding under the initials AR Napravnik. In the male-dominated world of horse racing, Anna Rose Napravnik figured she'd have better luck if nobody noticed a woman's name in the track program. Nine years later, Rosie Napravnik is one of the rising stars...

Orb Wins Kentucky Derby

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. When the field turned for home on the cool, overcast afternoon at Churchill Downs, Normandy Invasion grabbed the lead while Orb was gearing up. But in...

Floppy Fashion: 20 Fabulous Derby Hats

The Kentucky Derby is known as much for hats and high fashion as it is for fast horses. This year, rains are swamping Churchill Downs, but fans on the infield are still holding their heads—and their hats—high. Bigger and bolder is the rule for hats that often dwarf...

Stablehand's $75 Bet Makes Him a Millionaire

With the Kentucky Derby running this weekend, everybody's rolling out the feature stories in advance. It will be seriously hard to top this one in the New York Times : It's the story of Conor Murphy, 29, who was shoveling manure last year as a stablehand in England until he placed...

I'll Have Another Wins Preakness

I'll Have Another overtook Bodemeister down the straight to win the Preakness Stakes and keep alive his hopes of winning the US Triple Crown. In a race that was a virtual repeat of the Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another raced from behind today to beat pace-setter Bodemeister, who also finished...

Body Found at Kentucky Derby Track

The day after I'll Have Another broke from the field to win the first leg of the Triple Crown, Kentucky police are investigating a body that was found at Churchill Downs this morning. The body, believed to be a male, was found in Barn 8, just four barns away from...

I'll Have Another Wins Kentucky Derby

I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong today to win the Kentucky Derby. Jockey Mario Gutierrez, riding in his first Derby, guided the 3-year-old colt ahead of Bob Baffert's Bodemeister and a late closing Dullahan to win on a fast track.

24 Horses Die on US Racetracks ... Each Week

If the extent of your horse-racing knowledge starts with the Kentucky Derby and ends with mint juleps, the New York Times' look at the deadly sport is both an eye-opening and jarring read. It reports that an average of 24 horses die every single week on the country's racetracks. Most...

Horses Run Loose After Tornado Hits Churchill Downs

A tornado hit the home of the Kentucky Derby Wednesday night, damaging several barns and leaving horses running loose. No injuries to humans or horses were reported after the tornado at Louisville's Churchill Downs, reports the AP. The horses were corralled and no damage to the racetrack's iconic twin spires...

Long Shot Ruler on Ice Wins Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the start. Preakness winner Shackleford faded in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs. And it was 24-1 long shot Ruler on Ice who delivered a huge upset today in the final leg of the Triple Crown, splashing his way...

No Triple Crown: Shackleford Wins Preakness

No Triple Crown again this year: Shackleford won today's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, fending off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, reports CNN. Animal Kingdom finished just a half-length behind, with Astrology in third.

Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom sped past the leaders in the turn at Churchill Downs today and roared down the middle of the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby. Jockey John Velazquez guided the 3-year-old colt, who finished ahead of Nehro and Mucho Macho Man. Favorite Dialed In was never a factor.

Female Jockey Aims for History at Derby

New Jersey native Rosie Napravnik hopes to make a little history today by becoming the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. She heads into the day with 20-1 odds aboard Pants on Fire, reports the Star-Ledger in a profile. Napravnik, 23, will be the sixth woman to ride...

Does a Racehorse Pee Like One?

If you’ve gotta pee like a racehorse, you’ve got some serious peeing to do: Racehorses urinate up to 2 gallons a day. Yes, as you sit down to watch the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, know that the idiom is accurate, Slate explains. An average man urinates 1 to 2 quarts daily....

Kentucky Derby: Root for the Horse With No Balls

Looking for a rooting interest at Sunday’s Kentucky Derby? Well, you should be cheering for Comma To The Top, argues Edward McClelland of Slate, for one simple reason: "He can’t produce sperm." Which means he’ll be able to race for another three years. “If early favorite Dialed In wins, he’ll...

No Happy Trails for Kentucky Derby Horses

You might imagine that the horses who run in tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby live lives of "pampered luxury." But you’d be wrong, writes Marlene Fanta Shyer in the Christian Science Monitor. “The truth is often closer to years of abuse and a brutal end at a foreign slaughterhouse.” The vast majority...

Kentucky Derby Caller Quits, Cites Crippling Anxiety

"The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" turned out to be the most hellish for the man who has been tasked with calling the race 13 times. Tom Durkin's annual preparation went well beyond poring over photos of horses and flash cards and toting around a notebook containing more than 2,...

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