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  • Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby

    Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby
    On a cool Saturday morning, Hamilton A. Smith — the programs call him that, but most every acquaintance calls him Ham or Hammy — is doing his best to do as he always has. He moves around his barn at Laurel Park, working his staff. His rapid-...
  • Kentucky Derby: A final primer before the most exciting two minutes in sports

    Kentucky Derby: A final primer before the most exciting two minutes in sports
    It’s hot – but not too hot – and humid – but not too humid – here as 150,000 people make their way toward Churchill Downs, where the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place at about 6:30 tonight. Hard rain fell...
  • Kentucky Derby impressions: Last time on the track before the draw

    Kentucky Derby impressions: Last time on the track before the draw
    Crowds are beginning to swell here at Churchill Downs. "They let everybody in here," said Hamilton Smith, the long-time Laurel Park fixture who has a horse in the Kentucky Derby for the first time. "Just look at 'em." Indeed, there was a Blood Mary or...
  • Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run

    Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run
    We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun. A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...
  • Sneaky Lil surges late to win in Shine Again Stakes

    Sneaky Lil surges late to win in Shine Again Stakes
    Claimed for $7,500 two weeks ago, Sneaky Lil won the $50,000 Shine Again Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday. Abel Castellano led the daughter of 1996 Preakness winner Louis Quatorze on a late charge to win the feature race of opening weekend. The 6-year-old...
  • California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive

    California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive
    California Chrome was the best 3-year-old thoroughbred in America going into the Kentucky Derby. He was the best at Churchill Downs. And now he's the 2014 Preakness Stakes champion after distancing himself from Saturday's 10-horse field. He went off...
  • Film Review: '50 to 1'

    The story of 2009 Kentucky Derby standout Mine That Bird follows in the hoofprints of other equine heroes, but while the saga of "Seabiscuit" was suffused in Americana, and "Secretariat" leaned on the success of a pioneering woman in the sport, "50 to 1"...
  • Derby de Kentucky: California Chrome, el gran favorito para ganar la 'Carrera de las Rosas' el sábado

     Derby de Kentucky:  California Chrome, el gran favorito para ganar la 'Carrera de las Rosas' el sábado
    California Chrome, el gran favorito para ganar el Derby de Kentucky (5-2), partirá de la quinta puerta de salida en la 140 edición de la famosa 'Carrera de las Rosas' que se correrá mañana sábado en Churchill  Downs. California Chrome será montado por...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness

    California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness
    California Chrome continued his charmed existence on the road to the Triple Crown of horse racing Wednesday by drawing a favorable No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The race, 1 3/16 miles run at venerable Pimlico track for a $1.5-...
  • Preakness Stakes: A look at each horse in the field

    Preakness Stakes: A look at each horse in the field
    The call to post for the Preakness Stakes will be as follows: No. 1. Dynamic Impact (12-1 morning line odds) — Has won two of his three races this year and will be ridden by first-time Preakness jockey Miguel Mena. No. 2. General A Rod (15-1)...
  • '50 to 1' can't overcome its long odds

    '50 to 1' can't overcome its long odds
    The true-life horse-racing tale "50 to 1" takes forever to get galloping — and when it finally does, it's too little too late. Directed by Oscar-winning producer Jim Wilson ("Dances With Wolves") from a script he wrote with Faith Conroy, the movie...
  • Kentucky Derby Longshot Film '50 To 1′ Set For Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

    Indie racehorse drama "50 to 1," the saga of 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird (pictured above), has been set for a March 21 release in 260 theaters. "50 to 1" director, producer, co-writer and racehorse owner Jim Wilson -- who won a Best Picture...