Derby

Judge dismisses suit by owners of Derby DQ Maximum Security

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby

  Upon Further Review: Kentucky stewards’ rulings prompt questions about consistency, drug use

Track announcer Tom Durkin speaks at UofL, addresses horse racing’s issues

Dry weather causing Keeneland to take extra precautions ahead of Fall Meet

Churchill Downs will acquire Turfway Park

Billy Reed: Justify report puts horse racing in ‘serious’ trouble

  Vet says ‘zero chance’ drug found in Justify’s system would be given before race

Continued Coverage

Baffert responds to report of Justify failing drug test weeks before 2018 Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah filly sells for record $8.2 million

Churchill Downs investigates 20 horse starting gate

  Kentucky Derby Museum officials reflect on 2009 flood

  Churchill Downs to add hotel, gaming venue to track by 2021

  Churchill Downs is looking to close part of 4th Street for expansion

Sale of Ellis Park to Laguna Development Corporation made official

The meeting is being held at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky.

Billy Reed: Breeders’ Cup takes huge gamble with Santa Anita decision

A lot of knowledgeable thoroughbred racing experts thought it was a foregone conclusion that the Breeders’ Cup board would move this year’s event from Santa Anita to another site, most likely Churchill Downs.

  Breeders’ Cup will take place at Santa Anita after all

There was speculation that the two-day race card would be relocated following the deaths of 30 horses during the track’s six-month-long meet that just ended Sunday.

Report: 30th horse dies at Santa Anita

A 30th horse has died at Santa Anita on the last weekend of racing before the Southern California track closes for the season.

Kentucky Supreme Court to review -- again -- legality of historical racing machines

Racing Roundup: Maximum Security’s return, thoughts on Triple Crown, Foster Night at Churchill

Belmont Stakes Preview: 2 stand out for the final Triple Crown jewel

Billy Reed: Belmont brings troubled Triple Crown season to merciful ending

War of Will trainer Mark Casse celebrates Preakness win, but won’t call it ‘redemption’

  Maximum Security’s owner offers $20 million challenge to 4 Derby rivals

  Ellis Park getting a facelift

Renovations are happening right now and we got a copy of some of the renderings.

Billy Reed: As interest in Preakness wanes, so, too, does excitement for Pimlico

The Preakness, which began two years before the Kentucky Derby in 1873 but has not been run continuously, has fallen apart, which is fitting when you consider the dilapidated condition of Pimlico Race Course.

Missing key Derby horses, Preakness show carries on

Just think how fascinating the middle jewel of the Triple Crown might have been if the declared-Derby winner, Country House, was getting a rematch with disqualified winner Maximum Security.

  Solving the problem of asthma in thoroughbreds

A 2018 study by Purdue University found a high rate of thoroughbreds suffer from performance-hampering symptoms of asthma.

Luis Saez: Maximum Security jockey suspended for 15 race days

Jockey Luis Saez, who rode Maximum Security to victory in this year’s Kentucky Derby, only to be disqualified, has been suspended.

Baffert, Court trade barbs on Derby drama

Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Jon Court discussed the Derby disqualification on Monday morning

Billy Reed: Preakness misses out on re-match after historic Derby

Thoroughbreds only get one chance to run in the Triple Crown races. Unlike the other major sports, there’s no next year. But the Wests know that the horse always comes first, and their decision is as right as the one that cost them the Kentucky Derby.

  War of Words: New video shows Maximum Security not to blame, attorneys say

The drama surrounding Saturday's controversial Kentucky Derby finish only appears to be getting louder.

  Long Range Toddy jockey Jon Court has no regrets over Derby objection

Jockey was almost unseated by infraction

Kent Taylor: Derby drama

Thoughts on Derby disqualification

  Churchill Downs announcer recalls communicating Derby disqualification

High above Churchill Downs was the man who delivered the news -- track announcer Travis Stone.

Billy Reed: Derby 145 decision sparks new era in sport

Although I’m probably in the minority, I prefer to look at the 145th Derby as the beginning of a new era in which the sport pays more than lip service to caring about the safety of both jockeys and horses.

Report: Country House won’t run in Preakness

There will be no Triple Crown in horse racing this year.

  Maximum Security: Appeal of horse’s Derby disqualification denied by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Maximum Security’s owners on Monday filed an appeal with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission following Saturday’s unprecedented disqualification of their Kentucky Derby-winning horse.

Report: Baffert issues strong objection to overturned Derby result

Hall of Fame and two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert used some harsh words to describe Saturday's controversial Kentucky Derby ruling.

Maximum Security’s owner to file appeal following disqualification, horse will not run in Preakness

Gary West spoke to the TODAY Show from Rancho Santa Fe, California where he said he would he was going to file an appeal Monday with the racing commission.

Maximum Security Owner to Appeal Disqualification

After being disqualified following his horse, Maximum Security's win in the Kentucky Derby, owner, Gary West seeks an appeal.

Expert says Derby stewards did the right thing

Country House finished second in the slop before an objection was raised, causing a lengthy delay while stewards repeatedly reviewed several angles of video footage before he was elevated into the winner’s circle. Billy Reed says the stewards made the right decision.

Billy Reed: Bizarre Derby result could be appealed, would make possible Preakness rematch interesting

For the first time in 145 years, the Derby winner was found guilty of committing a crime during the mile-and-a-quarter race. The victorious Maximum Security was disqualified to 17th and replaced by second-place Country House.

  Maximum Security disqualified; Country House wins the Kentucky Derby

Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified.

  Celebrities hit the red carpet at Kentucky Derby 145

Before they placed their bets, several celebrities showed off their Derby best on the red carpet.

  VIDEO: Derby Day sights at Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is always a great day for the city of Louisville and its visitors.

Horses, Hats, Parties and More: Derby Week In Photos

The Kentucky Derby is a holiday around these parts. And we all know holidays make for great photo opportunities. Take a look at one of the slideshows -- or all of them -- below:

Payouts for the Oaks-Derby double

Once again, the Oaks-Derby double proves to be a profitable wager -- if you picked Serengeti Empress.

Serengeti Empress wins Kentucky Oaks 145

Fourteen horses ran for the Garland of Lilies.

  VIDEO: Oaks Day sights at Churchill Downs

WAVE 3 News is covering all the angles at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day.

Your Derby Weekend Survival Guide

Derby Weekend is here.Friday brings the Kentucky Oaks, and Saturday, well, you know what Saturday is.

Why your horse will -- and won’t -- win the Kentucky Derby

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 or three months out.

  Congress pushes for national horse racing safety standards

The bipartisan plan called The Horse Racing Integrity Act would improve safety for horses and jockeys, and create uniform standards from state to state.

Final Fractions Theory: How the Derby contenders finished in their final prep races

The Final Fractions Theory is based on horses’ last eighth-mile and three-eighths of a mile in their final 1 1/8-mile Derby prep race.

Kentucky Derby 145 post positions, morning-line odds set

The field of 20 horses is slated to Run for the Roses on Saturday on WAVE 3 News.

Kentucky Oaks 145 post positions, morning line odds set

The field is set for the 145th Kentucky Oaks.

PHOTOS: Sunday morning workouts at Churchill Downs

Take a look at some photos from Sunday morning's workouts at Churchill Downs. (All photos: Dan Dry/PriceWeber)

GALLERY: 83 photos from Opening Night at Churchill Downs

Take a look at some photos from Saturday's first night of the spring meet at Churchill Downs. (All photos: Dan Dry/PriceWeber)

PHOTOS: Sunrise on the Churchill Downs backside

Check out these photos from Dan Dry on the Churchill Downs backside Saturday morning.

Hall of famer Richard Mandella continues quest for first Derby win

Richard Mandella has won a lot of races during his Hall of Fame training career, but the Kentucky Derby is one race not on his resume.

By My Standards emerges as Derby 145 ‘buzz horse’

By My Standards won the Louisiana Derby at 22-1 odds and will likely be 20-1 or higher in the Kentucky Derby. He’s going to be off six weeks between races, but that hasn’t stopped the son of former Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldencents from a ton of early chatter.

Gabriel Saez looks to achieve Derby dream with By My Standards

Saez will be making his third Derby start aboard Louisiana Derby winner By My Standards.

Friday Furlong: Week 9

Derby horses are arriving at Churchill Downs with the Derby just two weeks away, and one competitor is creating some buzz around Bill Mott’s barn.

Race-day Lasix ban to take effect for some horses next year

A coalition of leading thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced Thursday a new initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide, commonly known as Lasix, beginning next year and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginnin

Smith makes Derby decision, Omaha Beach arrives at Churchill Downs

Probable Kentucky Derby favorite

Derby contender Improbable arrives at Churchill Downs

Arkansas Derby runner-up is trained by Bob Baffert

Friday Furlong: Week 8

After months of preparation, this is the last weekend of competition on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Billy Reed: Derby prep races take place under dark cloud of equine breakdowns

This year’s Kentucky Derby comes galloping at us under a cloud so dark that serious people both in and out of the thoroughbred industry are questioning the sport’s future, even its survival.

Friday Furlong: Week 7

With the Kentucky Derby less than one month away, the stakes are even higher for the three Derby prep races this Saturday.

Friday Furlong: Week 6

While the eyes of the bluegrass are on basketball and tonight’s UK sweet 16 matchup, we’re just 36 days away from the Kentucky Derby.

Friday Furlong: Week 5

On the heels of a big performance in last Saturday’s Rebel, a new name finds its way on our Derby Radar.

Friday Furlong: Week 4

This Saturday, all eyes will be on Oaklawn Park, and the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, both of them.

Mike Hartnett’s Derby Fab Five ... Plus Five

We’re less than two months away from the Kentucky Derby. Mike Hartnett is here with his Derby Fab Five (and maybe a few others):

Another racehorse dies at Santa Anita Park

Three days after workouts resumed at the famed Santa Anita Park, another thoroughbred died there Thursday, according to reports.

Santa Anita announces new safety protocols following numerous horse deaths

Santa Anita’s one mile main track reopened Monday for limited training. There’s no word yet on will it will reopen for workouts, or any future racing.

Billy Reed: Remembrances of sportswriter Dan Jenkins

American sports journalism lost a giant Friday when Dan Jenkins passed at 89. He wrote about golf and college football better than anyone ever has or ever will. He was unique, an original, copied by many but surpassed by none.

Friday Furlong: Week 3

The run for the roses is than two months away, and it’s been a turbulent week in the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Santa Anita troubles complicate road to Kentucky Derby

A big Kentucky Derby prep race won't take place this Saturday because Santa Anita Park in Southern California is closed indefinitely after the deaths of 21 horses there.

Reports: Santa Anita cancels racing indefinitely after 21st horse fatality

Santa Anita has reportedly canceled all racing at the track indefinitely after another horse died during a workout on Tuesday.

Friday Furlong: Week 2

Today we’re prepping for the Fountain of Youth and talking about Signalman.

Churchill Downs plans job fair for upcoming Derby season

Churchill and its vendor partners are looking to fill jobs for the nearly six-week-long spring meet that starts on April 27.

G1 winner Battle of Midway euthanized after breakdown in training

Battle of Midway was euthanized Saturday after he broke down during a training session at Santa Anita Park.