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  • Billy Reed: Justify's early retirement the right call, but another miss for the sport

    Billy Reed: Justify's early retirement the right call, but another miss for the sport

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-07-31 14:10:40 GMT
    Justify. (Source: Dan Dry File Photo)Justify. (Source: Dan Dry File Photo)
    Justify. (Source: Dan Dry File Photo)Justify. (Source: Dan Dry File Photo)

    The premature retirement of Justify is only the latest example of thoroughbred racing's unique dilemma. It is a business more than a sport. And that can break the hearts of those who appreciate the majesty of the animals and the opportunity to bet on them.

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    The premature retirement of Justify is only the latest example of thoroughbred racing's unique dilemma. It is a business more than a sport. And that can break the hearts of those who appreciate the majesty of the animals and the opportunity to bet on them.

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  • Billy Reed: Baffert is the best trainer of all time

    Billy Reed: Baffert is the best trainer of all time

  • Kent Taylor: Simple wagering tip -- stick to your conviction

    Kent Taylor: Simple wagering tip -- stick to your conviction

    Friday, May 1 2015 7:46 AM EDT2015-05-01 11:46:17 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:26 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:26:33 GMT

    When you make your Kentucky Derby bet, stick with it, all the way to the window.

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    When you make your Kentucky Derby bet, stick with it, all the way to the window.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Jennie Rees explains why your horse will -- and won't -- win the Derby

    Dissecting The Derby: Jennie Rees explains why your horse will -- and won't -- win the Derby

    Saturday, May 5 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-05-05 17:24:04 GMT
    Jennie Rees is handicapping the horses once again this year for WAVE3.com. (Source: WAVE 3 News File Photo)Jennie Rees is handicapping the horses once again this year for WAVE3.com. (Source: WAVE 3 News File Photo)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days out.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days out.

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  • Billy Reed: Painfully long Saturday will end happily for one horse's connections

    Billy Reed: Painfully long Saturday will end happily for one horse's connections

    Saturday, May 5 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-05-05 17:07:46 GMT
    Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)
    Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)

    The day of the Kentucky Derby is excruciatingly long for the owners, trainers, and jockeys who have mounts in the world's most famous race.

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    The day of the Kentucky Derby is excruciatingly long for the owners, trainers, and jockeys who have mounts in the world's most famous race.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Combatant

    Dissecting The Derby: Combatant

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:30:56 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-05-03 18:18:58 GMT
    Combatant (Source: Churchill Downs)Combatant (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Mendelssohn

    Dissecting The Derby: Mendelssohn

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:56:48 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:41:35 GMT
    MendelssohnMendelssohn

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Magnum Moon

    Dissecting The Derby: Magnum Moon

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:02:57 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:39:31 GMT
    Magnum Moon, right, works at Churchill Downs on Friday morning. (Source: Churchill Downs)Magnum Moon, right, works at Churchill Downs on Friday morning. (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Blended Citizen

    Dissecting The Derby: Blended Citizen

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:34:31 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:37:39 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Noble Indy

    Dissecting The Derby: Noble Indy

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:20 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:20:18 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:23:59 GMT
    Noble Indy (Source: Churchill Downs)Noble Indy (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Vino Rosso

    Dissecting The Derby: Vino Rosso

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:17:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:19:59 GMT
    Vino RossoVino Rosso

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Solomini

    Dissecting The Derby: Solomini

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:13:23 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:16:45 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Instilled Regard

    Dissecting The Derby: Instilled Regard

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:00:53 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:02:42 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Bravazo

    Dissecting The Derby: Bravazo

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:54:13 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:56:16 GMT
    Bravazo is D. Wayne Lukas' entry for Derby win No. 5 this year. (Source: Churchill Downs)Bravazo is D. Wayne Lukas' entry for Derby win No. 5 this year. (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Enticed

    Dissecting The Derby: Enticed

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:50:21 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:52:18 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Bolt d'Oro

    Dissecting The Derby: Bolt d'Oro

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:43:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:48:27 GMT

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: My Boy Jack

    Dissecting The Derby: My Boy Jack

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:07:21 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:10:05 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Hofburg

    Dissecting The Derby: Hofburg

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:03:29 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:05:48 GMT
    Hofburg hasn't competed often, but that doesn't mean his Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott doesn't like his chances. (Source: Churchill Downs)Hofburg hasn't competed often, but that doesn't mean his Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott doesn't like his chances. (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Lone Sailor

    Dissecting The Derby: Lone Sailor

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:59:10 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:02:39 GMT
    Lone Sailor (Source: Churchill Downs)Lone Sailor (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Good Magic

    Dissecting The Derby: Good Magic

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:53:10 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:59:00 GMT
    Good Magic could become just the third Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner to later claim the Kentucky Derby. (Source: Jody Demling)Good Magic could become just the third Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner to later claim the Kentucky Derby. (Source: Jody Demling)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Justify

    Dissecting The Derby: Justify

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:55:40 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:57:44 GMT
    Justify is the morning-line favorite at 3-1 for Saturday's 144th Kentucky Derby. (Source: Benoit Photo)Justify is the morning-line favorite at 3-1 for Saturday's 144th Kentucky Derby. (Source: Benoit Photo)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Audible

    Dissecting The Derby: Audible

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:49:45 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:52:17 GMT
    AudibleAudible

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Flameaway

    Dissecting The Derby: Flameaway

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:45:54 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:49:14 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Promises Fulfilled

    Dissecting The Derby: Promises Fulfilled

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:21:49 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:45:22 GMT
    Promises Fulfilled is another horse that Louisville-based trainer Dale Romans hopes gives him his first Derby win. (Source: Churchill Downs)Promises Fulfilled is another horse that Louisville-based trainer Dale Romans hopes gives him his first Derby win. (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Free Drop Billy

    Dissecting The Derby: Free Drop Billy

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-02 23:41:28 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-03 00:21:20 GMT
    Free Drop Billy is trained by Louisville native Dale Romans, who is hoping to win his first Kentucky Derby this year. (Source: Churchill Downs)Free Drop Billy is trained by Louisville native Dale Romans, who is hoping to win his first Kentucky Derby this year. (Source: Churchill Downs)

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Firenze Fire

    Dissecting The Derby: Firenze Fire

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-02 23:12:01 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-05-02 23:19:18 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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    No race is tougher to ferret out than the Kentucky Derby, which at times can seem as perplexing 30 minutes before post time as it is 30 days before the run for the roses.

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  • Mike Hartnett makes his Derby pick

    Mike Hartnett makes his Derby pick

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-05-02 22:06:37 GMT
    Mike Hartnett's Racing RoundupMike Hartnett's Racing Roundup
    Mike Hartnett's Racing RoundupMike Hartnett's Racing Roundup

    During most of winter and then into the early spring, I ranked Bolt d'Oro at the top of my contenders for the Run For The Roses.

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    During most of winter and then into the early spring, I ranked Bolt d'Oro at the top of my contenders for the Run For The Roses.

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  • Billy Reed: A brief history on the marriage of horse racing and bourbon in Kentucky

    Billy Reed: A brief history on the marriage of horse racing and bourbon in Kentucky

    Sunday, April 29 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-04-29 20:27:04 GMT
    Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)
    Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)Billy Reed (Source: WAVE 3 News)

    As you may have noticed, Woodford Reserve bourbon, owned by the Louisville-based Brown-Forman Co., has replaced Yum! Brands as the title sponsor of the Kentucky Derby.

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    As you may have noticed, Woodford Reserve bourbon, owned by the Louisville-based Brown-Forman Co., has replaced Yum! Brands as the title sponsor of the Kentucky Derby.

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  • Mike Hartnett: So far, 'Moon' shining brightest for me

    Mike Hartnett: So far, 'Moon' shining brightest for me

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:31:36 GMT
    Mike Hartnett's Racing RoundupMike Hartnett's Racing Roundup
    Mike Hartnett's Racing RoundupMike Hartnett's Racing Roundup

    The Derby 144 field appears to be one of the deepest groups in many years. 

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    The Derby 144 field appears to be one of the deepest groups in many years. 

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  • Billy Reed's Derby Diary includes a 10-tip survival guide!

    Billy Reed's Derby Diary includes a 10-tip survival guide!

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-04-28 16:43:28 GMT

    Welcome to the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. My name is Billy and I will be your guide over the next 10 days or so.

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    Welcome to the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. My name is Billy and I will be your guide over the next 10 days or so.

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  • Caton Bredar's Derby Diary

    Caton Bredar's Derby Diary

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:22 PM EDT2016-04-20 18:22:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 2:22 PM EDT2016-05-04 18:22:06 GMT
    Caton BredarCaton Bredar

    One of the best parts of the Kentucky Derby -- or any big race -- happens behind the scenes, in the early, quiet hours of the morning, when only a small, select group of people are even watching. 

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    One of the best parts of the Kentucky Derby -- or any big race -- happens behind the scenes, in the early, quiet hours of the morning, when only a small, select group of people are even watching. 

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  • Mike Hartnett's Derby Diary

    Mike Hartnett's Derby Diary

    Thursday, April 14 2016 5:51 PM EDT2016-04-14 21:51:47 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 5:51 PM EDT2016-04-28 21:51:03 GMT
    Mike HartnettMike Hartnett

    My first year covering the Kentucky Derby was 1979. I was working at a television station in Lexington, and was just a few weeks into the job when -- bang! -- I was covering "The Bid."

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    My first year covering the Kentucky Derby was 1979. I was working at a television station in Lexington, and was just a few weeks into the job when -- bang! -- I was covering "The Bid."

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  • Kent Taylor's Derby Diary

    Kent Taylor's Derby Diary

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 4:21 PM EDT2016-04-20 20:21:22 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 4:21 PM EDT2016-04-20 20:21:22 GMT

    If you grow up in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby is in your blood.

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    If you grow up in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby is in your blood.

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  • John Boel: Witnessing a spectacular bid with a little silver charm

    John Boel: Witnessing a spectacular bid with a little silver charm

    Monday, May 4 2015 11:10 AM EDT2015-05-04 15:10:03 GMT
    Monday, April 18 2016 12:28 PM EDT2016-04-18 16:28:44 GMT
    (Source: John Boel/WAVE 3 News)(Source: John Boel/WAVE 3 News)

    WAVE 3 News "Sunrise" anchorman John Boel watched Kentucky Derby 141 in the paddock with the winning trainer and his wife, a friend and former co-anchor of his.

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    WAVE 3 News "Sunrise" anchorman John Boel watched Kentucky Derby 141 in the paddock with the winning trainer and his wife, a friend and former co-anchor of his.

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