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Steve Cauthen winning race aboard Affirmed (3) in action vs Jorge Velasquez aboard Alydar (2) at Belmont Park. Triple Crown winner. Elmont, NY 6/10/1978 (Photo by Heinz Kluetmeier /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Past Triple Crown Winners Ready to Pass Torch

Patrice Wolfson had doubts about relinquishing her status as the owner of the last Triple Crown winner. She wasn’t sure that some of the 11 horses who attempted to join Affirmed atop racing’s pinnacle were […]

05/30/2012

I'll Have Another #9 ridden by Mario Gutierrez beats Bodemeister #7 ridden by Mike E. Smith at the finish line to win the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

I’ll Have Another Wins Preakness, Triple Try Next

BALTIMORE (AP) — I’ll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance. Two weeks ago, he ran down his rival and won the Kentucky Derby. […]

05/19/2012

I'll Have Another, ridden by Mario Gutie

Trainer Gives His Derby-Winning Colt a Day Off

BALTIMORE (AP) — Four days before the Preakness, I’ll Have Another trainer Doug O’Neill was feeling very skittish about his pending appearance on the grand stage. His nervousness had nothing to do with saddling up […]

05/15/2012

Mario Gutierrez, sits atop I'll Have Another in the winners circle after winning the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Louisville Kentucky, May 5, 2012.   AFP PHOTO / Mark Abraham

Derby Winner Checks Into Pimlico for Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another evidently loves traveling every bit as much as galloping on the track. The chestnut colt arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Monday after being taken by […]

05/07/2012

138th Kentucky Derby, Getty/Andy Lyons

I’ll Have Another Wins Kentucky Derby

Winner chased down favorite Bodemeister in final furlong.

05/05/2012

A horseracing fan is seen prior to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

St. Louisans Attend Kentucky Derby

Associated Press writers caught up with man and woman enjoying festivities at Churchill Downs.

05/05/2012

Jockey Mike Smith rides Bodemeister to win the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park during the Racing Festival of The South on April 14, 2012 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Bodemeister Is Early 4-1 Favorite for Ky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert sure looks to be on a winning streak lately — and that applies not only to his horses but to his health as well. The trainer certainly had good […]

05/02/2012

Bodemeister, is bathed after the morning excercise session in preparation for the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs  on May 1, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby Has 21 Horses Entered, 1 Above Max

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A total of 21 horses have been entered for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum allowed field of 20. The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to […]

05/02/2012

Jockey Ramon Dominguez rides Hansen #5, far right, ahead of jockey Javier Castellano and Union Rags #10 to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile during the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 5, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Union Rags Still the 1 in AP’s Run to Roses Top 10

Picking the favorite for the Kentucky Derby may be as tough as picking the winner. Without a breakthrough star heading into the May 5 Derby, there’s a stable full of 3-year-olds worthy of the leading […]

04/23/2012

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