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  • Louisville police investigate suspicious death at Churchill Downs

    Louisville police investigate suspicious death at Churchill Downs
    As trainer Doug O'Neill spoke of winning a Triple Crown outside his Churchill Downs barn early Sunday morning, police investigated the suspicious death of a man 100yards away. Louisville metro police were made aware of the body shortly before 5 a.m., the...
  • Kentucky derby hats > Ridiculous Royal wedding hats

    Kentucky derby hats > Ridiculous Royal wedding hats
    We'll get to the more serious Kentucky Derby news soon, but before we do, a brief word about patriotic fashion. Although it's only Wednesday here at Churchill Downs, you can already take a stroll of the grounds and see countless beautiful women...
  • Preakness winner I'll Have Another begins final push for Triple Crown

    Preakness winner I'll Have Another begins final push for Triple Crown
    The last man to take a horse to Belmont with a chance to snag the elusive final gem in the Triple Crown has some advice for Doug O'Neill. Stay true to the horse. "I think trainers going around asking other people what they should do, looking for how...
  • Preakness notes: I'll Have Another gives Pimlico bettors plenty of reasons to celebrate

    Preakness notes: I'll Have Another gives Pimlico bettors plenty of reasons to celebrate
    They might not have rivaled the revelry in the winner's circle after Saturday's Preakness, but the lines in front of the tellers' windows at Pimlico Race Course were abuzz with fans shouting in excitement about their winning tickets. Rick Digrigoli, of...
  • Jockey 'dumbfounded' by Bodemeister's loss to I'll Have Another at Preakness

    Jockey 'dumbfounded' by Bodemeister's loss to I'll Have Another at Preakness
    Mike Smith appeared dazed in the moments after his horse, Bodemeister, was again beaten by Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another — this time by a neck in Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The veteran jockey wore the frozen...
  • Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico
    As Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another vanned out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with a police escort Monday afternoon, he was greeted by local horse fans trying to make him feel instantly at home. "People were...
  • O'Neill's entourage will help I'll Have Another adjust to Pimlico ahead of Preakness

    O'Neill's entourage will help I'll Have Another adjust to Pimlico ahead of Preakness
    Why is Doug O’Neill, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another, not accompanying his horse to Baltimore today to begin preparation for the May 19 Preakness? Does he not know of our reputation for crab cakes? Has he not heard that the...
  • Five things to watch heading into Saturday's Belmont Stakes

    Five things to watch heading into Saturday's Belmont Stakes
    When I'll Have Another narrowly dodged being clipped by a rider-less horse who had gotten loose on the Belmont Park track last week, he avoided the sort of complication nobody had been talking about. Who could worry about something like that when there...
  • 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-...
  • The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now

    The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now
    Horse racing's center stage, the place where the industry's best jockeys and trainers reside, is getting crowded. Ramon Dominguez, John Velazquez and current No. 1 jockey Javier Castellano may not be ready to exit stage left. Trainers Todd Pletcher,...
  • Dialed In passes Animal Kingdom as betting favorite

    Dialed In passes Animal Kingdom as betting favorite
    Trainer Graham Motion has made his final preparations for the Preakness, and feels confident Animal Kingdom will run well Saturday. By the time betting closed Friday night, Animal Kingdom had slipped a bit in the eyes of betters. Dialed In will begin...
  • Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister

    Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister
    Jockey Mike Smith arrived full of confidence at Pimlico on Friday. And why not? He will ride Morning Line favorite Bodemeister out of the No. 7 gate in the Preakness. "As we all know, so many things can happen in a race, but if given the opportunity,...