Kentucky Derby

A horse gets a bath after an early-morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 03, 2019 - 1:35 am
When Rob Hyland worked his first Kentucky Derby for NBC in 2001, it was a 90-minute show with a handful reporters and only one race — the Derby — was aired. Hyland, the coordinating producer of NBC's horse racing coverage, now is at the helm of 15 hours of coverage over three days. The broadcast...
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Exercise rider Taylor Cambra rides Kentucky Derby entrant Omaha Beach during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 01, 2019 - 5:57 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of a breathing problem Wednesday night. Trainer Richard Mandella told The Associated Press the colt developed a cough and a subsequent veterinary exam showed Omaha Beach has an entrapped epiglottis. It's...
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Jockey Jose Ortiz and connections react after winning with Coal Front the $1.5 million Group 2 Godolphin Mile over 1600m in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP/Martin Dokoupil)
March 30, 2019 - 9:50 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plus Que Parfait went to the lead in the stretch and won the $2.5 million UAE Derby on Saturday. The win was worth 100 Kentucky Derby standings points for Plus Que Parfait. That would be more than enough to get him into the May 4 race at Churchill Downs if his...
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The home stretch race track is empty at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Extensive testing of the dirt track is under way at eerily quiet Santa Anita, where the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months has forced the indefinite cancellation of horse racing and thrown the workaday world of trainers, jockeys and horses into disarray. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 07, 2019 - 4:54 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The dirt track at eerily quiet Santa Anita is being tested extensively after the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months forced the indefinite cancellation of racing and disrupted the workaday world of horses, trainers and jockeys. The sound of pounding hooves on the dirt...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, an exercise rider takes a horse for a workout at Santa Anita Park with palm trees and the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop in Arcadia, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says a 21st horse has died at Santa Anita. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 5, 2019, because the fatality has not been announced publicly. A total of 21 horses have died since the racetrack's winter meet began on Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 05, 2019 - 10:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won't be held...
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Joel Rosario rides Accelerate to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 7:20 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Even if he isn't recognized as this year's top thoroughbred, Accelerate all but assured his place as North America's best older horse. His signature win in the Breeders' Cup Classic should solidify his credentials for multiple honors. Accelerate took the lead at the top of...
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Joel Rosario rides Game Winner to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Churchill Downs, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 02, 2018 - 7:29 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Game Winner's latest triumph included bumps along the way. The colt shook them off before shaking the field to remain perfect and make his case as the year's best 2-year-old. Game Winner overcame an early bump to surge down the stretch, then pulled away from long shot Knicks...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race and the Triple Crown in Elmont, N.Y. The undefeated Triple Crown winner has been retired from racing because of fluid in his left front ankle, trainer Bob Baffert and Justify’s owners announced Wednesday, July 25, 2018. They cited caution over the horse’s ankle making it impossible to tell if he’d be able to race by the fall. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File
July 25, 2018 - 2:29 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from racing because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify's owners made the announcement Wednesday. They said caution over his ankle condition made it impossible to tell if Justify would be healthy...
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