/ May 6, 2017

Run for the Roses looks wide open

The absence of a dominant horse suggests an open race in Saturday’s 143rd Kentucky Derby and bettors should not overlook Patch and the longshots in the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. Classic Empire, at 4-1, was the narrow early line favorite in ...

Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

/ May 22, 2016

Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner’s circle with Exaggerator — stay inside and wait. The rider, who started his career in Maryland, ...

Lani earns trip to Kentucky Derby

/ Mar 29, 2016

Lani earns trip to Kentucky Derby

Lani is about to embark on an 11,876-km (7,380-mile) journey back to his old Kentucky home for a chance to Run for the Roses. The gray colt earned the trip to the Kentucky Derby with a come-from-way-behind victory in the UAE Derby on Saturday ...

/ Jun 19, 2015

American Pharoah back in California

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned home to Santa Anita in California and was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers, including Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. After a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a police escort from Ontario Airport to Hall of Fame trainer Bob ...

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, ...