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4hTom LaMarra

Moreno wins CT Classic; Shared Belief eased

Multiple Grade 1 winner Shared Belief failed to finish in the G2 $1.5 million Charles Town Classic, as Moreno rolls to the victory.

21hClaire Novak

Whiskey Ticket punches home in Illinois Derby

Whiskey Ticket came off the one and only start of his career and bravely held off Conquest Curlinate to win the $400,000 Illinois Derby April 18 at Hawthorne Race Course.

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1dClaire Novak

Mubtaahij to run med free

The U.A.E. Derby winner will run in the May 2 Kentucky Derby without medication.

Benoit Photo

Trainer Mike Mitchell Dead

Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell is dead at the age of 65, his wife reported in a post on Facebook Tuesday.


Photos finished: Selfie sticks banned at Derby

Churchill Downs has banned selfie sticks, the pole-like contraptions that allow people a longer reach to snap their self-portraits, ahead of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby.

AP Photo/Garry Jones
1hBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Take nothing granted

Shared Belief's run in Saturday's Charles Town Classic proves that anything can happen on the racetrack.

7dGary West

West: 'Pharoah' rules

American Pharoah proved himself the horse to beat in the May 2 Kentucky Derby with a victory Saturday.

Coady Photography
6dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Baffert vs. Baffert

Trainer Bob Baffert looks to have the top two favorites when the field goes to the gate in the May 2 Kentucky Derby.

AP Photo/Benoit Photo
13dJay Cronley

Cronley: Baffert looks strong

Bob Baffert trains the top 2 contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby. Will they both make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs on May 2?

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
16dBill Finley

Vital weekend for Team Todd

Trainer Todd Pletcher has a few horses looking for points Saturday. Bill gives his picks for the weekend prep races.

AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
18dAmanda Duckworth

A long way from home

California Chrome put in yet another valiant effort on the track, but it wasn't enough to defeat Prince Bishop.

Kentucky Derby Trail Race Video

UAE Derby (10:17)

18dBob Ehalt

Materiality vs. The Curse

Not since Apollo's victory in the 1882 Run for the Roses has a 3-year-old been able to reach the winner's circle on the first Saturday in May without the benefit of a race at two-years old.

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