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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks

    Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The red-headed girl who shocked Maryland horse racing with her daring debut in 2005 was coronated as an elite jockey Friday at Churchill Downs. Rosie Napravnik won the Kentucky Oaks on Believe You Can. She is the first woman to...
  • Can I'll Have Another win Triple Crown? Opinions are mixed

    Can I'll Have Another win Triple Crown? Opinions are mixed
    Only 30 horses have made it to the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown. Eleven have succeeded. This is whyI'll Have Another's quest to become the 12th at Belmont Park on June 9 will captivate a nation that long ago stopped paying...
  • 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...