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  • 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 picks: Keep your eye on late-charging Dullahan

    Kentucky Derby picks: Keep your eye on late-charging Dullahan
    The computer program came up with Hansen, and he certainly has a shot. However, Hansen's last prep race was very telling, and not in ways that suggest he can win. Many observers felt his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory last fall demonstrated some...
  • Pimlico gets Preakness warmup on Derby Day

    Pimlico gets Preakness warmup on Derby Day
    The screams of joy from Monica Lawler could be heard across the cavernous clubhouse at Pimlico shortly after the Kentucky Derby ended Saturday. She and her father, Bob Lawler, put money on No. 19, I'll Have Another, who had just won the first leg of...
  • '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...
  • Graham Motion hopes for second straight win at the Kentucky Derby

    Graham Motion hopes for second straight win at the Kentucky Derby
    Graham Motion shrugs his shoulders when asked, then offers, as usual, a dirt-honest appraisal of his horse, Went the Day Well. "He's a good horse, deserves to be here," the trainer of last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, said about his...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Preakness saddle cloths on their way to Pimlico

    Preakness saddle cloths on their way to Pimlico
    — As the draw for Preakness post positions came to an end Wednesday evening, Donna Peiffer's work was just beginning. Into the night she worked, turning a dozen colorful cloths into identification badges that will help millions of racing fans...
  • Napravnik returns to Maryland as one of nation's best jockeys

    Napravnik returns to Maryland as one of nation's best jockeys
    Jazz Napravnik didn't even wait for her sister, Rosie, to get across the finish line. She saw the way the jockey was riding Believe You Can in the Kentucky Oaks, saw the horse stretch its legs down the final hundred yards under guidance from a nearly...
  • 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...
  • Kentucky Derby: Hamilton Smith still going unnoticed

    Kentucky Derby: Hamilton Smith still going unnoticed
    Hamilton Smith’s brother, Franklin, came out to the track at Churchill Downs to see two horses he knows well Franklin, who breaks about 150 horses each year, turned both Dulluhan, trained by Dale Romans, and Done Talking, trained by Hamilton Smith,...
  • Oaks Day at Churchill Downs gives Rosie Napravnik her chance

    Oaks Day at Churchill Downs gives Rosie Napravnik her chance
    It’s Oaks Day at Churchill Downs, and the color pink has grown over the vast grandstand and the sprawling infield. The “Pink Out” will help raise money for cancer charities, as it has done in recent years. That’s all part of what...