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  • A primer for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby

    A primer for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby
    First things first: Grantland has a terrific look-back at Hunter S. Thompson's "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved." I always start the Derby primer with a link to this story -- and by always, I mean I also did it last year -- and this adds even more context to how the story came about.
  • Odds are, Kentucky Derby will remain unpredictable

    Odds are, Kentucky Derby will remain unpredictable
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mine That Bird spent the week tucked away in the Kentucky Derby Museum, not far from the track at Churchill Downs and the throngs wondering who will win the 139th run for the roses. The 2009 Derby winner seems to enjoy when...

    Orb captures 139th Kentucky Derby

    Orb captures 139th Kentucky Derby
    Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey is a man who looks like the embodiment of the nickname that is all anybody calls him by. Short and unassuming, he said this week he made an effort to enjoy the run-up to the Kentucky Derby, a race he has, like any...

    The spirit of the Kentucky Derby lands at Pimlico for the day

    The spirit of the Kentucky Derby lands at Pimlico for the day
    The racing gods obviously got their signals crossed, choosing to grace Pimlico with a glorious afternoon to enjoy the first jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday while the 19 horses in the Kentucky Derby slogged through the mud at Churchill Downs. So...

    Todd Pletcher comes up short in Kentucky Derby again

    Todd Pletcher comes up short in Kentucky Derby again
    Todd Pletcher is now 1-for-36 in the Kentucky Derby. The trainer with a vast empire of horses entered five in Saturday's 139th run for the roses and, as bettors expected, Revolutionary, the colt guided by Calvin Borel, moved well over the wet track...