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  • Bodemeister, Baffert look to pull off rare feat in Kentucky Derby

    Bodemeister, Baffert look to pull off rare feat in Kentucky Derby
    Bob Baffert calls his son, Bode, over for the cameras. The boy, a shy 7-year-old, relents as his mother brushes a mess of brown hair from his eyes. Then the boy shows what he's learned from his father, the witty trainer whose hard-driving style has led...
  • Questions persist for Derby contender Union Rags, and for his handlers

    Questions persist for Derby contender Union Rags, and for his handlers
    Michael Matz and his assistants are tired of the question — most trainers and riders are by this point in the week before the country's most talked-about horse race — and give mostly a perfunctory answer. "He's just a really nice horse,"...
  • 'Same old Hansen' draws plenty of attention at Churchill Downs

    'Same old Hansen' draws plenty of attention at Churchill Downs
    Hansen does not need to try to be noticed. The nearly all-white colt always stands out among his peers. Yet on Thursday morning, the Breeders' Cup juvenile champion did all he could to draw the attention of a robust crowd on his first day this week at...
  • Jeannine Edwards on covering the Preakness for ESPN

    Jeannine Edwards on covering the Preakness for ESPN
    ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards started her TV career as an in-track host at Pimlico and Laurel in the early 1990s. “It allowed me to learn television, because I came from a background of  training horses and had no TV experience,” she says....
  • Rick Dutrow brings Zetterholm to Preakness under cloud of suspicion

    Rick Dutrow brings Zetterholm to Preakness under cloud of suspicion
    Rick Dutrow knows there's a difference coming into Preakness with a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and one that didn't even make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs. If anything, it might be a little easier for Dutrow coming to Pimlico...
  • I'll Have Another wins 2012 Kentucky Derby

    I'll Have Another wins 2012 Kentucky Derby
    About 7 p.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Mario Gutierrez was escorted by a group of handlers and police officers into the paddock at Churchill Downs. The sign over his head, the one touting the 138 years of Kentucky Derby history by listing the first and...
  • Preakness notes: Trainers stress the need for a national horse racing comissioner

    Preakness notes: Trainers stress the need for a national horse racing comissioner
    While Doug O’Neill has been able to enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer during the past week and a half, his time in town hasn’t been devoid of controversy. The trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another has been accused...
  • Optimizer using Preakness to prepare for Belmont Stakes

    Optimizer using Preakness to prepare for Belmont Stakes
    D. Wayne Lukas has had plenty of success with horses running in the second leg of the Triple Crown. His five career wins at Pimlico's featured event speak for themselves. But this year, Lukas decided to take a slightly different approach. His horse,...
  • Larry Jones embraces his calling in equine chiropractics

    Larry Jones embraces his calling in equine chiropractics
    Larry Jones poured his heart into his hockey career as a young boy growing up in Alberta, Canada, skating on frozen parking lots for what seemed like days at a time. "My mom pretty much had to call 911 to get me away from the arena," he said from the...
  • Kentucky Derby notes: Bodemeister tires down the stretch

    Kentucky Derby notes: Bodemeister tires down the stretch
    What a scene it would have been. Bodemeister, the 4-1 morning line favorite, seemed to run effortlessly around most of track at Churchill Downs on Saturday, opening a lead of four lengths coming out of the final turn. He would have been trainer Bob...
  • Preakness 2012 brings Ky. friends to Pimlico in quest for Triple Crown

    Preakness 2012 brings Ky. friends to Pimlico in quest for Triple Crown
    Ralph Hicks and Joe Masterson, of Bardstown, Ky., are going for the Triple Crown this year. The two traveled 30 miles south of their hometown to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. They're here attending their first Preakness today, and...
  • Derby winner I'll Have Another headed to Pimlico on Monday

    Originally, trainer Doug O’Neill had planned to keep Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another at posh Churchill Downs. But during a long night of celebrating – O’Neill, predictably enough, copped to uttering the name of his horse...