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  • 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...
  • Animal Kingdom to miss several weeks with leg fracture

    Animal Kingdom to miss several weeks with leg fracture
    Kentucky Derby winnerAnimal Kingdom has a small fracture in the cannon bone in his left back leg and will be out of action for at least several weeks while doctors monitor his condition. The colt, who is conditioned by Maryland trainer Graham Motion...
  • 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...
  • On a highway to quell

    On a highway to quell
    Kentucky Speedway officials had one chance to get it right. And they botched it. Traffic on Interstate 71 was backed up for at least 15 miles Saturday. The jam started about eight hours before the race began. Some fans who finally crawled close to the...
  • Jockey Mario Gutierrez reflects on I'll Have Another

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez reflects on I'll Have Another
    No one's life was changed more by I'll Have Another's Triple Crown chase than 25-year-old jockey Mario Gutierrez. While his winning form on the colt far from guarantees even that the jockey will get on great horses -- that side of the sport is very...
  • 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...
  • Industry practices are at the center of debate on horse safety

    Industry practices are at the center of debate on horse safety
    Maryland trainer Chris Grove knows all too well that racehorses sometimes take fatal missteps. It happened to one of his best horses last summer during a morning workout, and Grove likens the experience to losing a child. To Grove, the animals' broken...
  • 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...
  • Rosie Napravnik becomes first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks

    Rosie Napravnik becomes first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks
    Last year, as she came down the stretch of the Kentucky Oaks, Rosie Napravnik thought to herself, “Girl power.” She would have been the first woman to win the race for the top 3-year-old fillies, an event that in recent years has come to...
  • 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...