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May 14, 2013

Life After Racing: From Stud to Slaughter

Life After Racing: From Stud to Slaughter

For a horse like Orb, the sculpted colt that won the Kentucky Derby last week, the future holds plenty of promise. Besides earning the celebrity that comes with a high-profile victory, Orb is likely to...

May 13, 2013

KY Derby Winner Orb Has 1st Jog Since Win

KY Derby Winner Orb Has 1st Jog Since Win

Orb is becoming quite comfortable in the rain. The Kentucky Derby winner returned to the track for the first time since splashing his way to victory at Churchill Downs, taking a one-mile jog over a...

Apr 24, 2014

2013 Kentucky Derby: Orb Wins on "Perfect Trip"

2013 Kentucky Derby: Orb Wins on "Perfect Trip"

Odds-on favorite Orb won the 139th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, lingering in the back of the pack for much of the race before dashing through the mud to take the lead down the final stretch. The winning...

May 4, 2013
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Outrageous Kentucky Derby Hats

See the biggest, craziest and most outrageous hats at the 139th Kentucky Derby. See Full Gallery

May 4, 2013

Crowds Brave Rain, Security Lines for Ky. Derby

Crowds Brave Rain, Security Lines for Ky. Derby

Rain and extra security measures slowed down the crowds at Saturday's Kentucky Derby, but thousands of poncho-covered racing fans still made it to Churchill Downs, The Associated Press

May 4, 2013

History Awaits in the Kentucky Derby

History Awaits in the Kentucky Derby

One jockey hopes to be the first African-American since 1902 to ride to victory at the Kentucky Derby. Another wants to be the first female to win it. A favorite colt could break a century-old "curse." And...

May 1, 2013

Kentucky Derby Field is Jam-Packed

Kentucky Derby Field is Jam-Packed

Twenty-one horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum field of 20. The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the...

Apr 29, 2013

Kentucky Derby is Pletcher-Dominated Affair

Kentucky Derby is Pletcher-Dominated Affair

Some trainers would love to saddle just one horse in the Kentucky Derby for their entire career. Todd Pletcher will have five in the one coming up.

Apr 28, 2013

Derby Hopefuls Participate in Final Major Workout

Derby Hopefuls Participate in Final Major Workout

Normandy Invasion clocked 59 seconds over five furlongs to top Derby hopefuls on a busy day, followed by Mylute and Black Onyx.

Apr 18, 2013

Triple Crown by the Numbers

Triple Crown by the Numbers

The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867, the Preakness Stakes in 1873, and the Kentucky Derby in 1875, but it would be decades before the Triple Crown would become the Holy Grail of horse racing.

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