Experts

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.

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

Hall of famer Richard Mandella continues quest for first Derby win

By My Standards emerges as Derby 145 ‘buzz horse’

Gabriel Saez looks to achieve Derby dream with By My Standards

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

Friday Furlong: Week 7

Continued Coverage

Billy Reed: Remembrances of sportswriter Dan Jenkins

Friday Furlong: Week 3

Friday Furlong: Week 2

Friday Furlong: Week 1

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

Mike Hartnett makes his Breeders’ Cup picks for Friday’s race card

Can Accelerate pass Justify in race for Horse of Year honors?

History is not on Accelerate’s side when it comes to the ballot box. Still, he does at least have a chance to deny Justify the Horse of the Year crown.

Billy Reed: UK would beat UofL if teams faced this week

It’s too early to make any definitive judgements about the University of Louisville football team, but from what I’ve seen so far, my preseason optimism may have been a bit unwarranted.

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

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.