American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2015

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite. After a while, those close calls started taking a toll. Even for a three-time Derby winner. “When you get beat like that, ...

Confounding California Chrome captures Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2014

Confounding California Chrome captures Kentucky Derby

A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse. Even Hollywood couldn’t have made this up. California Chrome made it look easy on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win the ...