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  • American Pharoah gives trainer a long-awaited 4th Derby win

    Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Don't mess it up, Bob.''' On this first Saturday in May, Baffert knew he had the best horse in American Pharoah. Sent off as the 5-2 favorite by the record crowd of 170,513, American Pharoah rallied in the stretch to beat…

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  • International Star scratched from 141st Kentucky Derby

    International Star was scratched from the Kentucky Derby early Saturday, leaving 18 horses to run for the roses. Owner Ken Ramsey said a problem was discovered in the colt's left front foot, likely an abscess. The veterinarian who checked out International Star didn't like the way he jogged inside…

    The Associated Press
  • Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Fallon's Puppies Accurately Predict American Pharoah to Win

    "The puppies were right!!!" the talk show host tweeted after the race on Saturday.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Private Zone wins Churchill Downs Stakes

    Private Zone was the front-running winner in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes as Bayern faded badly Saturday in his season debut. Many in the record crowd of 170,513 at Churchill Downs expected a victorious return for Bayern, the 4-5 favorite making his first start since winning the Breeders'…

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  • Ashley Judd to narrate NBC Kentucky Derby open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ashley Judd is big on Kentucky sporting events. She cheered on the Kentucky Wildcats during March Madness, and now she'll voice the opening of NBC's Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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  • Derby long shots anyone? We've got your horse right here!

    Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? Favorites Orb and California Chrome came through the past two years, and 5-2 top choice American Pharoah could make it three in a row Saturday.

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  • Horse racing industry angry over bill designed to clean up sport

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional bill that would eliminate most wagering on horseracing, introduced to encourage the sport to end alleged widespread doping and cheating, was labeled on Friday by an industry leader as "a shameless publicity stunt." The legislation, authored…

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    141st Kentucky Derby scenes (18 photos)

    They call it " The Greatest Two Minutes in Sport " for a reason. The top horses in the country put it all on the line for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Catch all of the best shots from the day's exciting events.

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  • The Latest: Keep black cats away from Baffert

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 9:45 p.m.

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  • Habitat wins Dexter Cup for 3-year-old trotters at Freehold

    Habitat took the lead early on and posted a 3 3/4-length victory in the $133,170 Dexter Cup for 3-year-old trotting colts at Freehold Raceway on Saturday. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Habitat trotted the mile in 1:56.4 in the first big race in New Jersey leading up to the Hambletonian on Aug. 8 at…

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  • Lovely Maria wins Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

    Kerwin Clark's biggest career win initially left him tearful, reflective and eventually grateful. He can thank Lovely Maria for bringing all those feelings out in an association that has yielded success for both in big ways, especially in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks. In the mix throughout the…

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  • Avenge wins Ultrafleet Stakes by a head at Santa Anita

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Avenge overcame traffic trouble to win the $78,550 Ultrafleet Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a head Friday at Santa Anita.

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  • Favorite American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

    (Reuters) - Favorite American Pharoah, using a sweeping move from the outside, won a thrilling duel with Firing Line to claim the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday. For jockey Victor Espinoza, it was his third Kentucky Derby triumph and…

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    The stories behind the Kentucky Derby horse names (20 photos)

    NASCAR drivers don't name their cars. Golfers don't name their clubs. But they should, because horse names elevate the Kentucky Derby from just another race into the realm of the sublime (or absurd). As post time nears, take a moment to learn the names of this year's Derby contenders. You never…

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  • El Kabeir scratched from Kentucky Derby because of sore foot

    El Kabeir's sore foot knocked the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The gray colt did not have his usual jog on Friday and Justin Zayat, son of owner Ahmed Zayat, later said on Twitter that ''it looks like he might be getting a foot abscess or a foot bruise'' in his left front foot. Late Friday…

    The Associated Press
  • Kentucky Derby: Hollywood Attends, Reacts

    Chris Rock, Sarah Hyland and Josh Groban are among Kentucky Derby attendees.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hard work, low pay and early risings at Churchill Downs

    Life on the backside at Churchill Downs seems a world away from the glamour of the grandstand. EARLY RISER Wells is up before 4 a.m. in his tiny room in a Churchill Downs dormitory where he lives for free, an important perk considering he clears $217 a week.

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