California Chrome’s Connections Happy With Post Position Draw

Posted on: Apr 30, 2014

California Chrome, the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Kentucky Derby, will start the race from post position five. His connections were hoping for one of the middle starting gate positions–specifically six through ten–but are fairly hap....

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Social Inclusion Won’t Ship To Churchill Downs Ending Derby Bid

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014

Social Inclusion won’t ship to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky this week which effectively ends his bid for a starting spot in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The announcement was made by his ownership group, Rontos Racing Stables, ear....

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Kentucky Derby Contender General A Rod Sold

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014

Horse racing is a strange world, at least compared to other major sports. It would be unheard of for a sports team to make a major transaction just days before a championship game. But that’s exactly what happened in racing on Monday morning an....

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Commanding Curve In Kentucky Derby After Ring Weekend Withdrawal

Posted on: Apr 27, 2014

Ring Weekend is out of the Kentucky Derby due to a fever and his defection means that the #21 horse on the Derby qualification table–Commanding Curve–is in the race. Tampa Bay Derby winner Ring Weekend was found to be running a fever and ....

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Bayern Unlikely to Run in Kentucky Derby

Posted on: Apr 26, 2014

Bayern will make the start in Saturday night’s Derby Trials at Churchill Downs and in the process is unlikely to enter in the Kentucky Derby. Bayern is currently #23 in the Derby points standings meaning that three horses would need to drop out....

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Cairo Prince To Undergo Ankle Surgery

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014

At one point Cairo Prince was the presumptive favorite in the Kentucky Derby before some setbacks in training and underwhelming on track performance derailed his campaign. He would eventually pull out of the race altogether with an ankle injury and o....

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Baffert Will Enter Chitu In Kentucky Derby

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014

On Wednesday Bob Baffert entered a pair of horses–Chitu and Bayern–in the Kentucky Derby Trial this Saturday night. Later that day he changed his mind with one of the horses, indicating that Chitu would scratch from the Derby Trial and co....

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Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski To Cover Kentucky Derby and Oaks

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014

The Kentucky Derby just got considerably more ‘fabulous’ with the addition of figure skaters turned broadcasters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to the NBC and NBCSN broadcasting lineup for the event. Weir and Lipinski were by far the most ....

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Midnight Hawk Won’t Run in Kentucky Derby

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014

Another horse has been scratched off the Kentucky Derby contendership list–trainer Bob Baffert announced on Monday that Midnight Hawk won’t be entered in the May 4th race at Churchill Downs. Midnight Hawk–owned by Atlanta Falcons of....

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