Kentucky Derby

Improbable works out on the track at Pimlico before the 2019 Preakness Stakes.
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May 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
The story of the Preakness Stakes this year is the horses that are not running in the second leg of the Triple Crown after the controversial finish of the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. The official Derby winner, Country House, did not enter the Preakness after coming down with a cough. It’s the...
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The horses racing at the 2019 Kentucky Derby
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May 06, 2019 - 9:53 am
The 2019 Kentucky Derby ended in controversy as heavy favorite Maximum Security was disqualified following the race , leaving 65-1 longshot Country House as the Derby winner. That means that the payout for a winning ticket on Country House was $132.40. That, as it turns out, is almost enough to buy...
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Maximum Security (7) was disqualified after finishing first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby; Country House (20) was awarded the victory.
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May 06, 2019 - 8:01 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Maximum Security's owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the Preakness and will appeal the disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. Gary West said by phone to The Associated Press that there is "really no need, not having an opportunity to run for the Triple Crown...
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May 05, 2019 - 8:44 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards' disqualification of his horse's Kentucky Derby victory as "egregious" and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal. "I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of...
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The horse Plus Que Parfait getting ready for the Kentucky Derby
Tom Pennington
May 03, 2019 - 9:43 am
One of the perks of being a professional athlete is that you get to travel in style. Lebron James is not flying coach when he goes to a game. And it turns out that is also true when those athletes are not human. As we got ready for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby , we started to think about how all those...
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a Mint Julep cocktail
May 02, 2019 - 9:21 am
Good news: It's super easy to mix this drink.
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Horses race down the muddy track at Churchill Downs during the 2018 Kentucky Derby.
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May 02, 2019 - 8:47 am
Stunning news out of the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday night as race favorite Omaha Beach was scratched for Saturday’s first leg of the horse racing Triple Crown due to a breathing issue. That dramatically alters the complexion of the field -- and leaves gamblers to rethink their plays at the betting...
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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots pose for photos at the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
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May 01, 2019 - 7:51 am
( WEEI ) After missing the festivities at the Kentucky Derby last year, Tom Brady will be back this weekend. The superstar quarterback is among those listed as attending the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala . Also included are New England Patriots teammates Julian Edelman and Brian Hoyer, as well as...
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