Always Dreaming Wins the Kentucky Derby!

The first thing you notice about Always Dreaming and Johnny Valezquez is how clean they are. It’s an amazing accomplishment considering how sloppy the track was and how all the other horses and jockeys looked coming under the wire. That’s the benefit of a clean break and a skillful ride that kept them sitting pretty […]

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Who will win the 2017 Kentucky Derby?

With a 20-horse field, muddy conditions and no real “stand out” horses this year, the 2017 Derby is a bit of a toss up. The baby pictures are adorable, although there a few I wouldn’t have pegged for the kind of speed necessary to qualify for the Derby. Here are a few interesting things about […]

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After the Derby

Maybe you’ve just perfected your Mint Julep (you can put that to work for the next two legs of the Triple Crown. But don’t put away your special Derby hat, or that distinctive Derby style because for most racing fans, the fun is only just beginning. The hats and the clothes are just part of […]

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Nyquist Wins the Derby, Remains Unbeaten

What a race! Nyquist continued his winning streak running just the way he likes — right off the pace in the front of the field. Jockey Mario Gutierrez gave him a perfect trip. “He will not allow any other horse pass him,” he said. “He’s the kind of horse that always has something left for […]

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American Pharaoh wins the Derby!

American Pharaoh lived up to his hype with a strong run in the home stretch that made him the definitive winner of the Derby, besting Firing Line by a length and doling out Dortmund’s first defeat. Victor Espinoza, who rode Derby-winner California Chrome last year said, “He had never been tested and I had to […]

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Victor Espinoza’s Derby win gives hope

As if California Chrome’s Derby win wasn’t a good enough story . . . Victor Espinoza, who piloted the colt to victory, donates 10 percent of all his earnings to the City of Hope, a charity that benefits children who have cancer. “One day I went to visit some kids in the hospital who had […]

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