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Barbara D. Livingston
Union Rags will be represented in the Kentucky Derby by Patch.
Bodemeister and Union Rags were major factors on the 2012 Triple Crown trail, and five years later, both are expected to have starters from their first crops in the Kentucky Derby.Full Story >>
May 03, 2012
To a man, the 32 living riders who have won a Kentucky Derby understand the remorseless formula required to win the Derby. It takes the right horse and the right trip, each ingredient in perfect proportion.
May 01, 2012
Hunter Thompson's story of the 1970 Kentucky Derby, entitled “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” now has been released in a rousing CD version, unabridged, with the role of Thompson – narrator and star – read by Oscar winner Tim Robbins.
April 27, 2012
The 21st century horseplayer trying to handicap the Kentucky Derby is equipped with tools that were almost unimaginable 25 years ago – unlimited replays, lifetime past performances with sophisticated speed figures, comprehensive coverage of workouts, ...
April 20, 2012
As of Friday, 30 of the graded stakes races leading up to the Kentucky Derby listed on Daily Racing Form’s 2012 Road to the Kentucky Derby had been run. Those 30 were won by 26 different 3-year-olds.
April 11, 2012
It is no big deal to win the Kentucky Derby with your first mount. Check that – it’s a very big deal. It just won’t get you a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
April 05, 2012
Even after losing last weekend in the Florida Derby, Union Rags is the 7-2 favorite in the future book for the Kentucky Derby at Wynn Las Vegas.
In the 23 years since Santa Anita Derby winner Sunday Silence and Wood winner Easy Goer ran one-two in the Derby, the winners of those two races have combined to go 1 for 34 in the Kentucky Derby.Here's a tepid vote that this is a run of bad luck and a ...
April 04, 2012
Here are five Santa Anita Derbies among the 75 run that still reverberate to this day:
March 29, 2012
Thoroughbred racing badly needs a 3-year-old star. The sport’s popularity – as everybody knows – has been declining for years. Racing gets minimal attention on network television, and it has disappeared from most sports pages during most of the year. ...
March 23, 2012
He said it and nailed it on the nose. “Eight hundred thousand isn’t what it used to be,” insisted Dustin Dix, Sunland Park director of racing operations and the man who put together the $800,000 Sunland Derby, to be run Sunday at Sunland Park.