Meet the wealthy owners of the Kentucky Derby runners who’ve made a major investment in horse racing for 2019’s Run for the Roses.
For the third year in a row, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races every weekend leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, beginning with the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gul
Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all.
The Thursday before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve has become a local celebration of horse racing at Churchill Downs, and the Louisville, Ky. track was packed for the Thurby festivities. While rain came through the area to delay the first race, the sun soon shone bright as fans took in a fashionable day at the races.
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Bob Ehalt and Tom Pedulla became fast friends when they met on their first day at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1971. Bob soon introduced Tom to the joys of Thoroughbred racing. They have endured some rough moments at the track, with Tom taking exception when Bob repeatedly smacks him on the back with a program as one of their horses launches an all-out drive. Much to Tom’s chagrin and the amusement of onlookers, Bob has been known to call for security as he proceeds to cash a $27 triple.
Haikal, a 30-1 shot trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby field, the Churchill Downs communications department announced.
Pennsylvania's greatest horse is back in the region in Lebanon County. People come from thousands of miles away to see him. He gets Christmas cards.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will work his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday as part of his expanding role with NBC Sports. The retired NASCAR superstar is also slated to cover his first Indianapolis 500 later this month.
Knowing their favored horses won’t start the Kentucky Derby on the rail left Richard Mandella and Bob Baffert more relieved than happy.
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
even though it's a match made in marketing heaven
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.
"It's not the first time that diseases ... that occur in disenfranchised communities have been ignored until they come to the doorstep of those who have more resources and power."
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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