Saturday, May 5, 2012


  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Something stunning was about to happen as the two colts bounded into the deep stretch, the one in front hitting the ground with a wobble, the one giving chase gathering strength with every stride.
  • (New York Times)
  • LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Twin Spires, and anyone who knew anything about horse racing knew they were witnessing something special. But the quick early fractions were suicidal in a race so long, the lead was impossible to maintain.
  • (ESPN)
  • LOUISVILLE – Bodemeister, the favorite at post time of the Kentucky Derby, led the race at a blistering speed until the final furlong when Ill Have Another came flying down the stretch to win by a length and a half.
  • (USA Today)
  • Despite a second-place finish for Bodemeister, both his trainer and jockey were very happy with his effort. He ran his race, said Bob Baffert, who runs his barn out of Southern California. He was there and just got tired a little bit.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At about 7 p.m. Saturday, a group of handlers and police officers escorted 25-year-old Mario Gutierrez into the paddock at Churchill Downs.
  • (Hartford Courant)
  • Trainer Bob Baffert is counting on talent to overcome a lack of experience when he sends early favorite Bodemeister out on Saturday in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Bodemeister is a slight 4-1 favorite to win the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, having won the Arkansas Derby in April by a large margin.
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  • I'll Have Another charged to victory in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, ahead of Bodemeister and Dullahan.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ill Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby.
  • (New York Post)

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