Horse Racing

Horses race down the muddy track at Churchill Downs during the 2018 Kentucky Derby.
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May 02, 2019 - 12:56 pm
Stunning news out of the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday night as race favorite Omaha Beach was scratched for Saturday’s first leg of the horse racing Triple Crown due to a breathing issue. That dramatically alters the complexion of the field -- and leaves gamblers to rethink their plays at the betting...
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May 02, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The Kentucky Derby is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports but that undersells the hours leading up to the starting bugle, the loud fashion choices and the Derby’s real must-have accessory: the mint julep. The julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby for more than eight...
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Exercise rider Taylor Cambra rides Kentucky Derby entrant Omaha Beach during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4.
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May 01, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Kentucky Derby spokesman Darren Rogers tweeted the news Wednesday evening.
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May 01, 2019 - 3:53 pm
Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy this weekend.
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May 01, 2019 - 8:59 am
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.
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May 01, 2019 - 5:26 am
By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer When Animal Kingdom romped to victory in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, he did so at odds of 21-1. Anyone who bet on the horse when the initial morning line was set did so when Animal Kingdom was 30-1. Except they didn't get those odds. That's just horse racing, and some...
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April 30, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Knowing their favored horses won't start the Kentucky Derby on the rail left Richard Mandella and Bob Baffert more relieved than happy.
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April 30, 2019 - 5:42 am
By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer Linda Gaudet can't watch the replays. Even after 47 years in horse racing, she turns away from any video showing one of the 23 fatalities over three months at Santa Anita Park. "It was just devastating," Gaudet said. "I still can't stomach it." Neither can many...
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December 31, 2018 - 1:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - A racing legend is stepping down Monday evening. Foiled Again, the World’s Richest Standardbred is retiring at the Meadows on New Year’s Eve. The 14-year-old racehorse has more than $7.6 million in career earnings and has to officially retire when he turns 15 on New Year...
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June 09, 2018 - 9:39 pm
Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality.
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