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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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  • Baffert is back in Louisville to check up on Justify

    Baffert is back in Louisville to check up on Justify

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:11 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:11:28 GMT

    Bob Baffert was back in Louisville on Monday morning, checking up on Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify. 

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    Bob Baffert was back in Louisville on Monday morning, checking up on Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify. 

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  • Belmont Stakes Preview: Justify takes his shot at the Triple Crown

    Belmont Stakes Preview: Justify takes his shot at the Triple Crown

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:09:19 GMT
    Justify (Source: WAVE 3 News)Justify (Source: WAVE 3 News)

    Another day, another impressive gallop by Triple Crown hopeful Justify. 

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    Another day, another impressive gallop by Triple Crown hopeful Justify. 

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  • Triple Crown winner Justify celebrated by fans at 'Downs After Dark'

    Triple Crown winner Justify celebrated by fans at 'Downs After Dark'

  • Winstar Farm official denies deal for Justify breeding rights

  • Big Blue visits Justify

    Big Blue visits Justify

  • Justify Triple Crown win elates Kentucky horse racing fans

    Justify Triple Crown win elates Kentucky horse racing fans

  • Justify clinches Triple Crown with win at Belmont Stakes

    Justify clinches Triple Crown with win at Belmont Stakes

    Saturday, June 9 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-10 01:12:09 GMT

    Justify achieved immortality Saturday when he won the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY, just the 13th horse to clinch the American triple crown.

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    Justify achieved immortality Saturday when he won the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY, just the 13th horse to clinch the American triple crown.

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  • Justify claims Preakness Stakes, will go for Triple Crown at Belmont next month

    Justify claims Preakness Stakes, will go for Triple Crown at Belmont next month

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:07:31 GMT
    JustifyJustify

    Justify earned the second jewel on his Triple Crown journey with a win in the Preakness on Saturday.

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    Justify earned the second jewel on his Triple Crown journey with a win in the Preakness on Saturday.

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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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  • Scat Daddy has four chances for that elusive Kentucky Derby win in 2018

    Scat Daddy has four chances for that elusive Kentucky Derby win in 2018

    Thursday, May 3 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-05-03 20:57:26 GMT

    One sire, four Kentucky Derby starters in the same crop.

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    One sire, four Kentucky Derby starters in the same crop.

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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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  • Featuring painting of 1892 Derby winner, Old Louisville home historic in more ways than one

    Featuring painting of 1892 Derby winner, Old Louisville home historic in more ways than one

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-05-02 20:53:06 GMT

    Old Louisville is packed with historic homes, and each one has it's own story.

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    Old Louisville is packed with historic homes, and each one has it's own story.

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  • Can Hofburg be the rare 'buzz' horse that actually wins the Derby?

    Can Hofburg be the rare 'buzz' horse that actually wins the Derby?

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-05-02 15:21:04 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)
    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)

    The morning-line odds next to Hofburg in the Kentucky Derby program this weekend will say 20-1, but there should also be a little notation that says "Bettor Beware."

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    The morning-line odds next to Hofburg in the Kentucky Derby program this weekend will say 20-1, but there should also be a little notation that says "Bettor Beware."

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  • Hall of Famer Mott likes his lightly-run entry Hofburg

    Hall of Famer Mott likes his lightly-run entry Hofburg

    Sunday, April 29 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-04-29 18:46:08 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)
    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)

    Hofburg's final timed workout before Saturday's Kentucky Derby served as a microcosm of why he's even in the race.

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    Hofburg's final timed workout before Saturday's Kentucky Derby served as a microcosm of why he's even in the race.

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  • Todd Quad: Pletcher's contenders turn in final works at Churchill

    Todd Quad: Pletcher's contenders turn in final works at Churchill

    Friday, April 27 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-04-27 21:23:42 GMT
    Todd PletcherTodd Pletcher
    Todd PletcherTodd Pletcher

    The Todd Quad had its final major Kentucky Derby tune-ups Friday at Churchill Downs, and even the horse known as the least energetic in the morning impressed trainer Todd Pletcher as he seeks a third victory in America's greatest race.

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    The Todd Quad had its final major Kentucky Derby tune-ups Friday at Churchill Downs, and even the horse known as the least energetic in the morning impressed trainer Todd Pletcher as he seeks a third victory in America's greatest race.

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  • With Justify and Magnum Moon contending, could Apollo lift his curse?

    With Justify and Magnum Moon contending, could Apollo lift his curse?

    Friday, April 27 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-04-27 20:23:52 GMT
    Justify won the Santa Anita Derby in impressive fashion in his final prep race. (Source: Benoit Photo)Justify won the Santa Anita Derby in impressive fashion in his final prep race. (Source: Benoit Photo)
    Justify won the Santa Anita Derby in impressive fashion in his final prep race. (Source: Benoit Photo)Justify won the Santa Anita Derby in impressive fashion in his final prep race. (Source: Benoit Photo)

    To Kentucky Derby historians, 1882 means only one thing: Apollo won the eighth edition of the budding classic at Churchill Downs without having raced as a 2-year-old.

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    To Kentucky Derby historians, 1882 means only one thing: Apollo won the eighth edition of the budding classic at Churchill Downs without having raced as a 2-year-old.

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  • Mike Hartnett: Kentucky Oaks brings an old-fashioned, east-west showdown

    Mike Hartnett: Kentucky Oaks brings an old-fashioned, east-west showdown

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-04-26 18:25:46 GMT
    Monomoy Girl worked out at Churchill Downs on April. 21. (Source: John P. Wise/WAVE3.com)Monomoy Girl worked out at Churchill Downs on April. 21. (Source: John P. Wise/WAVE3.com)

    The Run for the Lillies' field isn't as deep with standouts as the Derby's is, but a pair of potential stars will go head-to-head on the First Friday in May.

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    The Run for the Lillies' field isn't as deep with standouts as the Derby's is, but a pair of potential stars will go head-to-head on the First Friday in May.

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  • 'Todd Squad' invades Churchill; Pletcher eyes Derby win No. 3

    'Todd Squad' invades Churchill; Pletcher eyes Derby win No. 3

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:41:20 GMT
    Audible works in the rain Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.Audible works in the rain Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.

    Trainer Todd Pletcher has a four-pack of Kentucky Derby hopefuls, and one day after arriving in town from South Florida, the four horses were jogging around the Downs' oval. 

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    Trainer Todd Pletcher has a four-pack of Kentucky Derby hopefuls, and one day after arriving in town from South Florida, the four horses were jogging around the Downs' oval. 

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  • Lone Sailor fires off bullet work at Churchill Downs

    Lone Sailor fires off bullet work at Churchill Downs

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:48:46 GMT
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    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    G M B Racing’s TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor fired a bullet five-furlong move in :57.60 Thursday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 5.

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    G M B Racing’s TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor fired a bullet five-furlong move in :57.60 Thursday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 5.

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  • Rob Gronkowski is now part owner of Gronkowski, the Kentucky Derby contender

    Rob Gronkowski is now part owner of Gronkowski, the Kentucky Derby contender

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:56:50 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144
    Kentucky Derby 144Kentucky Derby 144

    Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake.

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    Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake.

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  • Favorites shine in final preps at Keeneland

    Favorites shine in final preps at Keeneland

    Sunday, April 8 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-04-08 04:06:31 GMT

    The first Saturday in April at Keeneland could have a big impact on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs.

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    The first Saturday in April at Keeneland could have a big impact on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs.

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  • Pletcher colt captures Wood Memorial

    Saturday, April 7 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-08 02:53:48 GMT
    Vino Rosso survived a stewards' inquiry to win the $1 million Wood Memorial and earn 100 points toward qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.      Ridden by John Velazquez, Vino Rosso ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.79 at Aqueduct on Saturday for trainer Todd Pletcher.      Vino Rosso and Enticed hooked up at the top of the stretch and dueled until Vino Rosso pulled away nearing the finish.      It appeared that Vino Rosso came over and bumped Enticed ...More >>
    Vino Rosso survived a stewards' inquiry to win the $1 million Wood Memorial and earn 100 points toward qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.      Ridden by John Velazquez, Vino Rosso ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.79 at Aqueduct on Saturday for trainer Todd Pletcher.      Vino Rosso and Enticed hooked up at the top of the stretch and dueled until Vino Rosso pulled away nearing the finish.      It appeared that Vino Rosso came over and bumped Enticed ...More >>
  • Lone Sailor the first Derby contender to arrive at Churchill Downs

    Lone Sailor the first Derby contender to arrive at Churchill Downs

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-04-04 21:29:01 GMT
    Lone Sailor was the first Kentucky Derby contender to arrive at Churchill Downs on April 4.Lone Sailor was the first Kentucky Derby contender to arrive at Churchill Downs on April 4.

    Owned by the late New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, Lone Sailor ran second in a thrilling finish at last month's Louisiana Derby.

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    Owned by the late New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, Lone Sailor ran second in a thrilling finish at last month's Louisiana Derby.

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  • LIST: Kentucky Derby winners

    LIST: Kentucky Derby winners

    Sunday, April 10 2016 2:45 PM EDT2016-04-10 18:45:01 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:10:07 GMT

    Click inside for the complete list of Kentucky Derby winners since 1875.

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    Click inside for the complete list of Kentucky Derby winners since 1875.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Nyquist

    Dissecting The Derby: Nyquist

    Monday, May 2 2016 11:36 AM EDT2016-05-02 15:36:18 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 11:38 PM EDT2016-05-06 03:38:47 GMT
    Derby favorite Nyquist arrived at Churchill Downs a week before the 142nd Kentucky Derby. (Source: Jody Demling)Derby favorite Nyquist arrived at Churchill Downs a week before the 142nd 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: Gun Runner

    Dissecting The Derby: Gun Runner

    Monday, May 2 2016 11:22 AM EDT2016-05-02 15:22:53 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 11:25 PM EDT2016-05-06 03:25:24 GMT
    Gun Runner worked out at Churchill Downs on Monday. (Source: Churchill Downs)Gun Runner worked out at Churchill Downs on Monday. (Source: Churchill Downs)

    Let us do the detective work as we case out the Kentucky Derby.

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    Let us do the detective work as we case out the Kentucky Derby.

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  • Dissecting The Derby: Mo Tom

    Dissecting The Derby: Mo Tom

    Monday, May 2 2016 1:48 PM EDT2016-05-02 17:48:26 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 11:24 PM EDT2016-05-06 03:24:24 GMT
    Mo Tom works at Churchill Downs on April 20. (Source: Churchill Downs/Coady PhotographyMo Tom works at Churchill Downs on April 20. (Source: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography

    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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  • Nyquist Hits Churchill Track For First Time

  • Derby odds dropping for favorite Nyquist

    Derby odds dropping for favorite Nyquist

    Thursday, April 28 2016 5:39 PM EDT2016-04-28 21:39:48 GMT
    Saturday, April 30 2016 12:10 AM EDT2016-04-30 04:10:33 GMT
    Nyquist's odds of winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby are dropping. (Source: Brian Winner/WAVE)Nyquist's odds of winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby are dropping. (Source: Brian Winner/WAVE)

    While Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist prepares for his final workout before the May 7 Run for the Roses, odds on the son of Uncle Mo have dropped in Las Vegas.

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    While Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist prepares for his final workout before the May 7 Run for the Roses, odds on the son of Uncle Mo have dropped in Las Vegas.

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  • Suddenbreakingnews aims to make headlines in 142nd Kentucky Derby

    Suddenbreakingnews aims to make headlines in 142nd Kentucky Derby

    Suddenbreakingnews finished second in the Arkansas Derby and has a reputation as a closer. (Source: Suddenbreakingnews finished second in the Arkansas Derby and has a reputation as a closer. (Source:

    Suddenbreakingnews finished second in the Arkansas Derby and has a reputation as a closer.

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    Suddenbreakingnews finished second in the Arkansas Derby and has a reputation as a closer.

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  • Chad Brown Has Two Chances to Win First Derby

  • SLIDESHOW: Derby contenders stretch their legs Saturday at Churchill

    SLIDESHOW: Derby contenders stretch their legs Saturday at Churchill

    Saturday, April 23 2016 5:43 PM EDT2016-04-23 21:43:33 GMT
    Saturday, April 23 2016 5:43 PM EDT2016-04-23 21:43:33 GMT
    Brody's Cause goes for a morning jog at Churchill Downs on April 23. (Source: John P. Wise/WAVE3.com)Brody's Cause goes for a morning jog at Churchill Downs on April 23. (Source: John P. Wise/WAVE3.com)

    Derby and Oaks contenders got out for early-morning gallops Saturday. Take a look at some photos from Churchill Downs.

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    Derby and Oaks contenders got out for early-morning gallops Saturday. Take a look at some photos from Churchill Downs.

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  • Dale's Derby dreams could come true this May

    Dale's Derby dreams could come true this May

  • Songbird out of the Oaks

    Songbird out of the Oaks

    Monday, April 18 2016 12:09 AM EDT2016-04-18 04:09:36 GMT
    Monday, April 18 2016 12:59 PM EDT2016-04-18 16:59:38 GMT

    Undefeated star filly Songbird will not run in the Kentucky Oaks after developing a slight fever.

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    Undefeated star filly Songbird will not run in the Kentucky Oaks after developing a slight fever.

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  • Creator creates his spot in the Kentucky Derby

    Creator creates his spot in the Kentucky Derby

    Sunday, April 17 2016 1:22 AM EDT2016-04-17 05:22:24 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 1:22 AM EDT2016-04-17 05:22:24 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 142Kentucky Derby 142
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Creator used a strong late kick to pull away and win the Arkansas Derby on Saturday, giving trainer Steve Asmussen his third victory in the $1 million race.      The colt, who finished third last month in the Rebel Stakes, lagged behind the leaders for much of the 1 1/8-mile race before charging ahead late.      Asmussen is econd only to Todd Pletcher's four Arkansas Derby wins among trainers, and the win is his first since Curlin...More >>
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Creator used a strong late kick to pull away and win the Arkansas Derby on Saturday, giving trainer Steve Asmussen his third victory in the $1 million race.      The colt, who finished third last month in the Rebel Stakes, lagged behind the leaders for much of the 1 1/8-mile race before charging ahead late.      Asmussen is econd only to Todd Pletcher's four Arkansas Derby wins among trainers, and the win is his first since Curlin...More >>
  • Lani Arrives at Churchill

    Lani Arrives at Churchill

    Monday, April 4 2016 12:13 AM EDT2016-04-04 04:13:39 GMT
    Monday, April 4 2016 12:13 AM EDT2016-04-04 04:13:39 GMT
    Kentucky Derby 142Kentucky Derby 142
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The winner of the UAE Derby in Dubai has arrived at Churchill Downs to prepare for the Kentucky Derby next month.      Lani was flown from Dubai to Arlington Park in Illinois on Friday, spent the weekend clearing quarantine and on Sunday was vanned 5 1/2 hours to Churchill Downs.      Bred in Kentucky, Lani is based in Japan. With a Derby run, the 3-year-old colt would become the second Japan-based horse to Run for the Roses. The fi...More >>
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The winner of the UAE Derby in Dubai has arrived at Churchill Downs to prepare for the Kentucky Derby next month.      Lani was flown from Dubai to Arlington Park in Illinois on Friday, spent the weekend clearing quarantine and on Sunday was vanned 5 1/2 hours to Churchill Downs.      Bred in Kentucky, Lani is based in Japan. With a Derby run, the 3-year-old colt would become the second Japan-based horse to Run for the Roses. The fi...More >>
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