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From older horses in the Grade 1 February Stakes to 3-year-olds in the Hyacinth Stakes, Sunday’s program at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan could have ramifications for the biggest races in the United States this year.Full Story >>
May 04, 2016
The relationship between gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, artist Ralph Steadman, and the Kentucky Derby as told in “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved” is the subject of “Gonzo @ the Derby,” a short feature released this week under ESPN's ...
May 02, 2016
There will be a lot heard in Louisville this week about Wood Memorial runner-up Trojan Nation trying to become the first maiden to win the Kentucky Derby in 83 years. His arrival at Churchill Downs on Monday afternoon was sure to be greeted by winks ...
April 29, 2016
As the Kentucky Derby nears, handicappers pore over mounds of statistics, historical records, breeding theories, and other information to find the winner. Each tries to figure out the most important factor or factors: recent form, ability to get 10 ...
April 24, 2016
If you think the Kentucky Derby will fall apart late after a fast early pace just like the four preps that immediately preceded it, think again. Other folks have already talked about it, and it is sure to be discussed more as Derby Day approaches, but ...
April 21, 2016
Use him for a windbreak, a coat rack, a barn doorstop. It doesn't matter to California Chrome as long as you set him free in his paddock for most of the day and have a bag of Mrs. Pastures horse cookies handy on demand.
April 17, 2016
The Arkansas Derby was the big race of the day Saturday, and it was eerie – or perhaps fitting, if you think about it – how much it was like the trio of stakes for 3-year-olds run seven days earlier.
April 16, 2016
Leader board for qualifying points to the 2018 Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
April 14, 2016
A year ago, the field for the Kentucky Derby shaped up as one of the best and deepest in many years. The five favorites were 13 for 13 as 3-year-olds and all five Grade 1 preps were won by daylight in strong performances. Eight entrants had run Beyer ...
April 11, 2016
The Desormeaux brothers are in the Kentucky Derby, with a horse named Exaggerator, no less.
April 10, 2016
If you woke up Sunday morning more confused than ever about the Kentucky Derby picture, take heart. You have a lot of company.