Race to the Triple Crown

Race to the Triple Crown

Triple Crown glory could await American Pharoah at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, on NBC.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 01:23 PM CDT

What's in a Name? For Derby Race Horses, Plenty

What's in a Name? For Derby Race Horses, Plenty

In addition to personal preferences, owners must navigate rules on everything from name length to decorum enforced by the racing industry's primary association. And should the horse make it into one of the...

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:34 PM CDT

Bob Baffert Has Two Race Horses in Derby

Bob Baffert Has Two Race Horses in Derby

Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:53 PM CDT
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By Jessica Glazer

Triple Crown Prep Begins

Triple Crown Prep Begins See Full Gallery

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 08:18 AM CDT

Betting on an Underdog? Try These 5 Derby Hopefuls

Betting on an Underdog? Try These 5 Derby Hopefuls

Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? We got your long shots right here. We're talking the next Giacomo, who won at 50-1 and returned $102.60 for a $2 win bet 10 years ago.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 08:18 AM CDT

Ashley Judd to Narrate NBC Derby Open

Ashley Judd to Narrate NBC Derby Open

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.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 01:41 PM CDT

International Star Scratched From Derby

International Star Scratched From Derby

International Star was scratched from the Kentucky Derby early Saturday, leaving 18 horses to run for the roses.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 09:09 AM CDT

Johnny Weir's Attention-Grabbing Derby Hat

Johnny Weir's Attention-Grabbing Derby Hat

Johnny Weir grabbed attention Friday with his massive Kentucky Derby hat that Al Roker said resembled a “direct TV dish.”

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 02:40 PM CDT

Triple Crown: Baffert's Tough Losses

Triple Crown: Baffert's Tough Losses

Before Bob Baffert won the Kentucky Derby for the first time, he lost. Sure, he's won the world's great horse race three times. Only three other trainers have won more in 140 runnings.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 05:23 PM CDT

"A Bit Experimental": 1st-Time Derby Trainer Faces Extra Challenges

"A Bit Experimental": 1st-Time Derby Trainer Faces Extra Challenges

One wildcard contender in Saturday's Kentucky Derby didn't have an easy journey to Churchill Downs. Mubtaahij's entry into the race touched off a 24-hour trek from Dubai to the U.S., with plenty of hurdles along...

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 12:48 PM CDT

Derby Part of Packed Saturday Line-Up

Derby Part of Packed Saturday Line-Up

The most-anticipated fight of all time. The best-known horse race. The premier baseball rivalry. The NFL draft.

And those are just the highlights.

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