Watch The Kentucky Derby on May 3 on NBC

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 06:29 PM CDT

Preakness Beefs Up Security After Boston

Preakness Beefs Up Security After Boston

A number of security policies will be in effect at this year's Preakness., including a ban on beverages in the infield.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 09:30 AM CDT

Orb Trainer: Derby Worth the Wait

Orb Trainer: Derby Worth the Wait

Shug McGaughey worked as a trainer for more than 30 years before finally saddling his first Kentucky Derby winner. It was worth the wait. Speaking at Pimlico Race Course, where he will seek to win...

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 01:26 PM CDT

Orb Impresses with Workout at Belmont

Orb Impresses with Workout at Belmont

Orb is ready. The Kentucky Derby winner put in his final workout before the Preakness, breezing four furlongs in 47.18 seconds, galloping out five furlongs in 59.54 and delighting trainer...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 09:51 PM CDT

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...

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

Preakness Stakes By the Numbers

Preakness Stakes By the Numbers

When Orb steps into the starting gates of the 138th Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on May 18, the 3-year-old colt will try to become the 34th horse to win the first two legs of the...

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 03:10 PM CDT

Preakness Stakes: 10 Things to Know

Preakness Stakes: 10 Things to Know

Here are 10 things to know about the 138th Preakness Stakes to be run on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. A maximum of 14 3-year-old colts can run in the 1 3/16-mile race, and the star attraction will...

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 09:36 AM CDT

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...

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 01:09 PM CDT

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

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 03:25 PM CDT

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...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 02:44 PM CDT

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...

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