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American Pharoah, Baffert win Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Bob Baffert, held off Firing Line down the stretch to win the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

1dJeremy Balan

Tonalist takes Westchester

Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist shrugged off a sluggish start with a closing drive to win the $150,000 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park.

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1dJay Cronley

Cronley: Value-packed Derby

One thing is true when looking for value in a horse racing wager: No horse has value if they can't win.

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2dAmanda Duckworth

Duckworth: Derby moments

There are so many things throughout Kentucky Derby week that make it such a special event. And all those moments lead to the opening of the starting gate in the Run for the Roses.

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2dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Pace could make Derby

Pace can make a race, even if it's one with a storied 141-year history like the Kentucky Derby.

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3dBill Finley

Finley: 'Pharoah' is real deal

In a deep Kentucky Derby field, American Pharoah stands out with a "wow" factor that is making handicappers and fans believe.

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    4dJeremy Balan

    Bayern debuts in CD Stakes

    Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern will make his 4-year-old debut in Saturday's $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes.

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3dJay Cronley

Cronley: Derby picks

Jay Cronley runs down the field for Saturday's Kentucky Derby and gives his picks for the 141st run for the roses.

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4dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Borel back in the saddle on El Kabeir

Jockey Calvin Borel is used to riding the rail all the way to the winner's circle at Churchill Downs. Can he accomplish that with El Kabeir on Saturday?

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More Than Along For The Ride

When the gates fly open at Churchill Downs, fierce rivalries that stretch from coast to coast will be on display.

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5dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: A Derby like no other

It can be said, with some stats to back it, that this just might be the best field ever assembled for the Run for the Roses.

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