Derby

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

Two weeks after playing a key role in the controversial Kentucky Derby finish, War of Will and his jockey, Tyler Gaffalione, won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

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

Missing key Derby horses, Preakness show carries on

  Solving the problem of asthma in thoroughbreds

Luis Saez: Maximum Security jockey suspended for 15 race days

Baffert, Court trade barbs on Derby drama

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

Continued Coverage

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

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

Kent Taylor: Derby drama

  Churchill Downs announcer recalls communicating Derby disqualification

Billy Reed: Derby 145 decision sparks new era in sport

Report: Country House won’t run in Preakness

  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

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

  Maximum Security disqualified; Country House wins the Kentucky Derby

  Celebrities hit the red carpet at Kentucky Derby 145

  VIDEO: Derby Day sights at Churchill Downs

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

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.

Friday Furlong: Week 1

Week 1 focuses on War of Will. Coming off wins at both the Lecomte and Risen Star, this three-year-old is currently leading the standings on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with 60 points.

Mike Berry, longest-serving president and CEO in KDF history, will step down after this year

Berry, a Louisville native, first joined the Festival in 1986 and has been its CEO for the last 22 years. He is the longest serving president and CEO of the city’s most popular festival.

First shipment of Pegasus Pins arrives

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located at 528 West Main Street, will be the first location to sell the pins.

Usher set to headline 2019 Trifecta Gala

The gala takes place at the KFC Yum! Center on May 3, 2019.

Students use artwork to showcase favorite KDF events

The Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest was open to students in Jefferson and surrounding counties.

Triple Crown trophy for sale on eBay

A rare piece of horse racing history is now up for sale on eBay.

Online nominations for Survivors Parade now open

Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 17.

2019 Pegasus Pin design replicates Derby Festival official uniform jacket

The 47th edition of the pins are decked out in fuchsia and Caribbean blue.

Golden Ticket raffle to benefit KDF Foundation

Tickets to enter the drawing cost $50.

2019 Kentucky Derby Festival poster goes to print

The artist of the poster, Chimel Ford, was there to watch the poster come off the press at Derby City Litho.

  2019 Thunder Over Louisville theme celebrates fairy tales, animated movies

The 2019 show theme, The Wonderful World of Thunder, will be a celebration of every favorite fairy tale and animated movie.

Soundtrack for Thunder Over Louisville in the works

The music that sets the mood for one of the largest annual fireworks shows in North America is in the works.

Kentucky Derby purse up to $3 million; 1st boost in 14 years

Kentucky Derby purse raised to $3 million, an increase of $1 million; 1st boost in 14 years

Abel Tasman $5 million sale headlines first day of Keeneland January sale

Abel Tasman notched six Grade 1 wins, and earned almost $2.8 million during her racing career, including a win in the 2017 Oaks.

Kentucky Derby Festival royal court announced

The Kentucky Derby is 117 days away, and one of the festival’s first events took place Monday.

Mike Hartnett: Baffert’s barn brimming with 2019 Derby contenders

So, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is ready for another run at the Kentucky Derby. But hey, what else is new? Seems like he’s always smack dab in the Derby picture with a major player.

Relay Division added to 2019 KDF miniMarathon and Marathon races

The 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon will feature a new relay division, which means shorter distances for runners.

Kentucky HBPA raises funds for exercise rider killed in Churchill Downs accident

The Kentucky division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is raising funds for the family of an exercise rider killed in a training accident at Churchill Downs earlier this month.

Kentucky Derby Festival announces 2019 Pegasus Parade theme

The parade will be Thursday, May 2, 2019.

  Dee Asher on late husband: ‘You really miss him this week’

The sights and sounds of a big event at Churchill Downs are certainly back this week, still backside to frontside, it all feels a little quiet, a little empty realizing the historic track’s one-man welcome party John Asher, won’t be coming around the corner during the Breeders' Cup.

Five questions with horse trainer Bob Baffert on the Breeders' Cup

Two-time Triple Crown Winning Trainer Bob Baffert is back in Louisville for the Breeder’s Cup, to be held this Friday and Saturday at historic Churchill Downs.

  What A Stud! American Pharoah still dominating the game

The biggest gambles in horse racing are not in parimutuel wagering.The biggest gambles are in how much people pay for these thoroughbreds when they're just kids.

  Circumstances enable filly to run for history

The Breeders’ Cup is a World Championship, but the truth is the home court belongs to North America. And most of the stars warming up at Churchill Downs know this place well.