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5hMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Derby starters getting more time between starts

5hMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Derby starters getting more time between starts

Two words -- Kentucky Derby -- fully acknowledged or not, and with them one large question leading to a second. Could this be a Derby horse? If yes, how best to get him there?

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Kentucky Derby Clocker's Report: Wednesday, May 4 (1:36)
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2016 Kentucky Derby futures odds

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook presents the most up-to-date odds for the 2016 Kentucky Derby

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Race of the Day: Thursday, May 5 (11:15)
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7hJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Pletcher looking for second Derby win

With starters 44 and 45 in this year's Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher is edging ever closer to the record held by D. Wayne Lukas

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Kentucky Derby Report: Wednesday, May 4 (5:05)
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12hMike Hogan | Daily Racing Form

Kentucky Derby: Inside the numbers

Let's look at a few contenders for this Derby and see how they stack up in terms of similar Derby runners since 1991.

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11hMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Rachel's Valentina tops Kentucky Oaks

The silver lining to the disturbing news that Songbird would not run in the Kentucky Oaks is what shimmers before racing fans Friday.

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7hByron King | Daily Racing Form

Owners ante up for Oscar Nominated

Basking in the glory of winning the Spiral Stakes, owner Ken Ramsey announced a proposal to anyone willing to front a $200,000 supplemental fee to make his colt eligible to the Triple Crown.

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Dane-Ish Spread

Pandora jewelry co-founder Michael Lund Petersen on his Kentucky Derby hopeful, Mor Spirit. Jessica Smith of the LadyandtheTrack blog analyzes, plus a Barry Abrams commentary

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10hJay Hovdey

A different Kentucky Derby

Unlike the corporately controlled, Yum! Brands-presented Derby of the modern era, the Derby atmosphere of 1970 was unapologetically unhinged, awash in alcohol, Southern gentry, and bad behavior.

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11hDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Brown looks for success beyond the turf

Chad Brown doesn't mind having a reputation as a turf trainer. But he doesn't want to be known as just a turf trainer.

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Rachel's Valentina draws post 11 for Oaks

Rachel's Valentina has been pegged a lukewarm 7-2 favorite in an oversubscribed field of 3-year-old fillies in the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Kentucky Oaks.

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1dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Owner to donate purse if Brody's Cause wins Derby

Dennis Albaugh, whose family owns Brody's Cause, has announced the winner's share will be donated to the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation if the colt prevails Saturday Kentucky Derby.

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How the 1970 Kentucky Derby forever changed sports journalism (13:02)
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1dMatt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

Aqueduct considering synthetic inner track

The New York Racing Association is once again considering the installation of a synthetic surface for its Aqueduct racetrack in Queens.

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Kentucky Derby Clocker Report: Tuesday (1:34)
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Kentucky Derby Preview: Pace of the race (2:47)
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How to handicap the Kentucky Derby

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby by historical rules can distract from the fundamentals of the game.

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Kentucky Derby report: Tuesday, May 3 (2:50)
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The Todd Squad

Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Destin & Outwork in Ky. Derby, & Mo D'Amour & Rachel's Valentina in the Ky. Oaks. Alicia Wincze-Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader analyzes.

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Zenyatta bred to Medaglia d'Oro

Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year and newly elected Hall of Famer, was bred to Medaglia d'Oro for the 2017 foaling season.

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2dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Midweek rain no threat to Saturday's Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs has a reputation for drying out fast, and that was on display for key workouts Monday, and likely will be important later this week, as there is an 80-percent chance of rain Wed.

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2dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Unpredictable Lani goes into Derby as a wild card

The best Kentucky Derby finish from a UAE Derby winner came from the race's first champ, China Visit, who in 2000 managed a sixth at Churchill Downs. This year, Lani hopes to change all that.

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4dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Exaggerator, Brody's Cause get work

Exaggerator and Brody's Cause worked at Churchill Downs, as did Dazzling Gem and Cherry Wine, both of whom currently have insufficient points to make the 20-horse Derby field.

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Kentucky Derby Works Report: Sunday (0:58)
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Survive and Advance

Jockey Corey Lanerie discusses riding Mo Tom in the Kentucky Derby & Weep No More in the Oaks. Jonathan Lintner of the Louisville Courier-Journal analyzes the field.

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4dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Uncle Lino sets track record

Uncle Lino won his first stakes in Saturday's $151,035 California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos.

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4dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Toews On Ice scores win in Walker Stakes

Jimmy Barnes was serious as he surveyed the winner's circle following the $100,000 William Walker Stakes as Churchill Downs opened its spring meet Saturday night.

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