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  • 5 horses to watch for 141st Kentucky Derby

    The Kentucky Derby routinely attracts a full field of 20 horses, even though half or more of them have little chance of winning. The prestige of having a Derby runner is too much to resist for owners and trainers, so the starting gate will once again be full for the 141st running on May 2 at…

    The Associated Press
  • Keen Ice moves into Ky Derby field with Madefromlucky out

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Trainer Todd Pletcher is down to four possible starters next week in the Kentucky Derby after Madefromlucky dropped out.

    The Associated Press
  • Consumer Credit wins Big A's Memories of Silver Stakes

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Heavily favored Consumer Credit held on to beat Pine Needles by a neck Thursday in the $98,000 Memories of Silver Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

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  • Obsessive, tough and the greatest -- the real McCoy

    PARIS (AFP) - "You're not tough enough to be a jockey," Irish trainer Jim Bolger told a teenage Tony (AP) McCoy -- seldom has a remark been taken so to heart and over 20 years later he bows out as perhaps the toughest rider of all. The 40-year-old Northern Irishman -- who rode his first winner…

  • Shared Belief to be sidelined 60 to 90 days by hip injury

    ALBANY, Calif. (AP) -- Shared Belief will be sidelined for 60 to 90 days after sustaining a right hip injury in the Charles Town Classic last weekend.

    The Associated Press
  • Frosted trainer McLaughlin makes closing argument for Derby

    Ten years ago, there was no better Kentucky Derby loser than Kiaran McLaughlin. The trainer watched in disbelief as his first Derby starter, Closing Argument, the longest shot in the field at odds of 71-1, seized the lead in the stretch only to be overtaken in the final yards by another long shot,…

    The Associated Press
  • Mrs McDougal wins Big A feature

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mrs McDougal impressively won the $72,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Aqueduct on Friday, pulling away to a 7 1/4-length win.

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  • Dortmund, American Pharoah vie for favorite in 141st Derby

    Bob Baffert is riding high these days, knowing he holds a pair of aces heading into the Kentucky Derby. The white-haired trainer has the probable favorite in either undefeated Dortmund or American Pharoah, giving him a double shot at winning America's greatest race for the fourth time. At 62,…

    The Associated Press
  • Horse racing-Ironman McCoy peerless in world of hard knocks

    By Justin Palmer LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - When Tony McCoy swings himself out of the saddle for the final time at Sandown Park on Saturday with a career total of more than 4350 winners unlikely to ever be surpassed, he will not ease into retirement with good grace. Retiring after 20 successive…