Justify ended the so-called "Curse of Apollo," becoming the first horse since 1882 to win the Derby without racing as a 2-year-old. Now, with Justify showing Triple Crown-type ability, the focus becomes ending a much shorter drought for the sport.
The pre-race favorite delivers in the muck, giving Baffert his fifth win at the Run for the Roses
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Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, will donate $25,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) on May 5 as a continuation of Audible Inc.’s involvement with Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve contender Audible. The check presentation is scheduled to take place in the regular winner’s circle Saturday after the Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by TwinSpires.com, which is carded as the eighth race and has a scheduled post time of 2:45 p.m. ET.
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Despite having just three starts under his belt, Justify enters the 144th running of the Derby as the favorite.
The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent memory.
Browse pictures of the first jewel of the Triple Crown from Churchill Downs.
Justify, a son of Scat Daddy, was set as the morning-line favorite at 3-1 odds for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday at Churchill Downs. Trained by Bob Baffert, the lightly raced chestnut colt was impressive in winning the Santa Anita Derby by three lengths over highly rated Bolt d’Oro and was the No. 1 horse in the final Kentucky Derby Media Poll released Monday by HorseRacingNation.com, receiving seven of the 17 first-place votes from media members who participated.
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Here's how the field for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday looks
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There’s something comforting about seeing Bob Baffert and his iconic white hair in the stands at Churchill Downs almost every year, a reminder that even after so many years of horse racing success — a Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015, 12 Triple Crown wins, and $222 million (!) in earnings — the trainer continues to chase wins and history.
Midway through the draw on Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, neither Classic Empire nor McCraken had a post, and the 1-hole was still unoccupied.
The first leg of the America’s Triple Crown, Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, does not have a clear favorite.
When it comes to handicapping the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the foundation of your opinion should come from what each of the entrants has accomplished on the racetrack, with recent race form most important.
In Saturday's Kentucky Derby, New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry will try to become the third Jersey-bred to win horse-racing's most prestigious race.
Todd Pletcher has entered five horses into the 143rd Kentucky Derby but Patch has gone through the most