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  • Marisela Burgos

    Marisela Burgos
    From "the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" to "the Greatest Spectacle in Racing," Marisela Burgos joined FOX 59 as a General Assignment News Reporter in May 2011.  She didn't travel too far to move here, just South on 65 in Louisville, KY.  She covered...
  • Breeders' Cup looks to add to rich history

    The 28 years of horse racing's traveling carnival, also known as the Breeders' Cup, have been a tale of more than two cities; 10, actually, if you count Los Angeles and New York twice each for their separate participating tracks. The history of this...
  • Colonial Downs connections ready for first Kentucky Derby with Done Talking

    Colonial Downs connections ready for first Kentucky Derby with Done Talking
    When you've spent as much time around thoroughbred horses as Hamilton Smith, most romantic notions about the sport get left behind along the way. Yet, even a guy with more than 40 years in the business couldn't keep his stomach from doing a few...
  • Saturday, May 5, 2012

    5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong  5:05 a.m.  With the news that grain trading at the Chicago Board of Trade is expanding to 22 hours a day, Max talks to market analyst Brian Basting  about the impact on the...
  • Derby Day options: I'm off and running

    I gotta hold off on the mint juleps this year: I'm running at Calder Casino and Race Course Saturday for Kentucky Derby Day. On the track. Just hours before everyone bets the simulcast at the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. The inaugural Calder...
  • Need a Derby Hat? Stockton Company has Your Head Covered

    Need a Derby Hat? Stockton Company has Your Head Covered
    As the horses and jockeys prepare for the 138th Kentucky Derby, hat sellers are cashing in; including Dorfman Pacific in Stockton. The annual event at Churchill Downs happens Saturday afternoon, and fans of horse racing and fans of fashion will be...
  • Bodemeister Early Favorite For Kentucky Derby

    Bodemeister Early Favorite For Kentucky Derby
    (Reuters) - Bodemeister was installed as the early favorite for Saturday's 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs after drawing perfectly in barrier six at Wednesday's post position draw. Oddsmakers posted the three-year-old colt, who won last month's...
  • Mike Smith finds love again with Royal Delta at Breeders' Cup

    Mike Smith finds love again with Royal Delta at Breeders' Cup
    Quite the ladies' man, this Mike Smith. He may be bald, he may be just a little guy, and he may be just three years shy of that symbolic male decline age of 50. But put him in the saddle of a filly or mare in a big-money horse race and it is instant...
  • Fort Larned withstands a siege in Breeders' Cup Classic

    Game On Dude didn't quite have enough game. Mucho Macho Man had insufficient macho. And so Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic, a Hollywood show taking place before 55,123 well-dressed and well-entertained people at a horse track long established in star-...
  • Rahystrada and Air Support highlight field in Saturday's Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs

    Scooter Hughes doesn't get too worked up about post positions when he prepares Rahystrada for races. At 8 years old, Rahystrada is positively geriatric in thoroughbred racing terms, but he's also just about seen it all in the racing game and broken from...
  • I'll Have Another Wins Kentucky Derby

    I'll Have Another Wins Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- I'll Have Another, ridden by jockey Mario Gutierrez, won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The unofficial time for the Run for the Roses was 2:01.83. Bodemeister, who started as the 4-1 favorite, finished...
  • Foul Play Suspected in Death at Churchill Downs

    Foul Play Suspected in Death at Churchill Downs
    LOUISVILLE, Ky -- A body discovered at Churchill Downs on Sunday, a day after the storied Louisville racetrack hosted the Kentucky Derby, may have been the victim of a homicide, police said. Workers in the barn area discovered the body early in the...