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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

Hansen (right), riden by Ramon Dominguez, wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile during the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 5, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Gemologist Unbeaten, Stays No. 2 Derby Contender

Derby fever is springing up all over. Owner Kendall Hansen has it now, saying he “can hardly work” as he counts down the week before his horse named Hansen runs in the Kentucky Derby on […]

04/09/2012

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)

Hansen Heading in Right Direction for Derby

With a few equipment tweaks and a new running style, Hansen is on his way to becoming one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby. Fitted with a new bit and running without blinkers for […]

03/05/2012

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)

Barbaro’s Trainer Has Leading Ky. Derby Contender

Six years after Barbaro, trainer Michael Matz has another star attraction for the Kentucky Derby. Union Rags confirmed his status as the Derby front-runner with an impressive four-length victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth […]

02/27/2012

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