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Op-Ed: Controversy Nothing New to Kentucky Derby

May 23rd, 2019

While this year’s Kentucky Derby lasted about two minutes, controversy surrounding the race is far from being over. Stewards at Churchill Downs …


Fireman’s Ball celebrated Kentucky Derby theme

May 23rd, 2019

TWIN BRIDGES – An action-packed Kentucky Derby theme was the hallmark of the Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Fireman’s Ball at the Round …


Vekoma to cut back in first start since Kentucky Derby

May 23rd, 2019

Vekoma ‘s still more than a week out from his first breeze since a 12th-place Kentucky Derby finish. Or, as trainer George Weaver puts it, “We’re getting …


Nation Home wins the Kentucky Derby after Most Safety is disqualified – because it occurred

May 22nd, 2019

And Maximum Security has won the Kentucky Derby! He’s done it in a time of 2:03.93. Country House, a 65-1 longshot, comes in second while Code …


Kentucky Derby incident a catalyst for rule changes?

May 22nd, 2019

Is it fair to say, as Bob Dylan once did, ‘that the answer is blowing in the wind’? Certainly when it comes to horse racing rules, the winds of change are …


Maximum Security Works First Time Since Kentucky Derby

May 22nd, 2019

In his first official workout since being disqualified from victory in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs, …


Owner of horse disqualified from Kentucky Derby offers challenge to 4 horses

May 21st, 2019

The owner of Maximum Security might have seen his horse disqualified after initially winning the Kentucky Derby — and then he didn’t run the animal …


War of Will’s Preakness performance can’t be retrofitted onto Kentucky Derby

May 20th, 2019

The 2019 Triple Crown plot took a satisfying turn in the Preakness (G1) as War of Will gained compensation for his Kentucky Derby (G1) woes.


Ladies build bond on GoldCare Kentucky Derby trip

May 20th, 2019

Mary Jo “Joey” Evans of Guntersville and Marilyn Wycoff of Grant had never met before the morning they boarded a motorcoach for Kentucky along …


Spirit Ride’s 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser on May 2 Was a Smash Success

May 20th, 2019

From left to right: John and Faye Cooper, Suzie and Noyse Long, Karen and Dave Robertson, Robin and Larry Byerly. Photo by Cindy McEnery.


Preakness 2019 Race Draws Lowest Rating Ever After Kentucky Derby Controversy

May 20th, 2019

The 2019 Preakness Stakes received the race’s lowest ever rating Saturday as War of Will triumphed at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, 1 ¼ lengths …


PR Special Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale: The Original ‘Distracted’ Kentucky Derby Horse

May 20th, 2019

The controversy over this year’s Kentucky Derby disqualification refuses to die, even after the running of the second leg of the Triple Crown.


Kentucky Derby Sports Bettor Takes a Bad Beat to the Tune of $575K

May 19th, 2019

While the historic disqualification of the first-place finisher in the 2019 Kentucky Derby actually gave one Reno man a big winning ticket, another kind …


LETTER: Kentucky Derby got decision wrong

May 19th, 2019

I have been viewing the Kentucky Derby for 50-some years. … If there is any honor in the Kentucky Derby, they have to correct that stupid decision!


How War of Will went from Kentucky Derby disappointment to Preakness Stakes joy | Izenberg

May 19th, 2019

They drew it for War of Will in Louisville two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby and they wound up squeezed in a game of equine dominos that …


Preakness Stakes bettors aren’t letting the Kentucky Derby upset ruin their fun

May 19th, 2019

War of Will is this year’s Preakness Stakes winner. Heading into tonight’s race there were a few factors that easily could have caused betters to lose …


War of Will rebounds from rough Kentucky Derby to win Preakness

May 18th, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field …


At the center of Kentucky Derby controversy, War of Will is vindicated with victory in Preakness Stakes

May 18th, 2019

BALTIMORE — The 144th Preakness Stakes provided vindication Saturday for War of Will, who was hindered in the controversial Kentucky Derby but …


2019 Preakness: War of Will Wins in Dramatic Rebound from Kentucky Derby Loss

May 18th, 2019

BALTIMORE — War of Will, who lost a chance at victory in the Kentucky Derby after tangling with Maximum Security, rebounded to win the 144th …


Preakness 2019: War of Will wins, redemption after Kentucky Derby debacle; betting payouts

May 18th, 2019

Two weeks after Maximum Security was disqualified after winning the Kentucky Derby, the horse he interfered with, War of Will, came back to win the …


 

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