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.
Dame Dorothy ran down champion Judy the Beauty to upset the Humana Distaff and score the first G1 win of her career.
Kerwin Clark's biggest career win initially left him tearful, reflective and eventually grateful.
Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist shrugged off a sluggish start with a closing drive to win the $150,000 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park.
Divisidero gave a strong kick late to win the $250,000 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Molly Morgan went one better than her second-place run in last year's La Troienne Stakes with a victory on Friday.
Julien Leparoux rode Tepin to a front-running victory in Saturday's Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Handicap.
Finnegans Wake returned from California in winning form to capture the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
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After American Pharoah's win in the Kentucky Derby, the Triple Crown chase is now about the black cats lurking.
After passing his first test with flying colors, American Pharoah is inspiring some justified Triple Crown dreams.
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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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Here are some reasons to bet on all twenty horses in Saturday's 141st Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby favorite American Pharoah outraced Firing Line and Dortmund down the stretch to win the 141st Run for the Roses.
Pace can make a race, even if it's one with a storied 141-year history like the Kentucky Derby.
If trainer Bob Baffert has a favorite between American Pharoah and Dortmund for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, he isn't giving any tells as to which one.
American Pharoah was made the early 5-2 favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby, with Dortmund the second choice in the full field of 20 horses, giving trainer Bob Baffert the top two choices.
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In a deep Kentucky Derby field, American Pharoah stands out with a "wow" factor that is making handicappers and fans believe.
The fiercely competitive horsemen of the East and West consider the Triple Crown a chance to prove themselves in an annual bi-coastal rivalry.
Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern will make his 4-year-old debut in Saturday's $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes.
For the modern Kentucky Derby, post position No. 1 is nothing short of a banana peel.
Jay Cronley runs down the field for Saturday's Kentucky Derby and gives his picks for the 141st run for the roses.
The Kentucky Derby may get all the hype and attention, but Friday's Kentucky Oaks could produce a superstar the sport sorely needs.
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?
When the gates fly open at Churchill Downs, fierce rivalries that stretch from coast to coast will be on display.
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.
Bob Ehalt of ESPN.com and the NY Hotlist handicapping service and Catie Staszak of Gulfstream Park break down the Kentucky Derby.
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