Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kentucky derby

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A total of 21 horses have been entered for Saturdays Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum allowed field of 20. The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon.
  • (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
  • How can you pick a Kentucky Derby horse? You can read tip sheets and racing forms. You could watch broadcasts and hear top horse racing handicappers proclaim personal picks.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • When/where: Approximately 5:23 p.m. Saturday; Churchill Downs, Louisvlle, Ky. TV/radio: NBC; 97.5 FM. Where to bet: Sam Houston Race Park; Gulf Greyhound Park. Page 1 of 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky.
  • (Houston Chronicle)
  • Bodemeister, the Bob Baffert-trained Arkansas Derby winner, drew the sixth post Wednesday and was installed as the 4-1 early favorite for Saturdays Kentucky Derby.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bodemeister has been made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. Trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Bodemeister drew the No. 6 post on Wednesday.
  • (New York Post)
  • The two-year-old champion colt named Hansen will not be the favorite in the Kentucky Derby on May 5, but most eyes will unavoidably be upon him. You see, in a field of chestnuts and bays, Hansen is a brilliant white.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • The Kentucky Derby is the original American, extravagant springtime sports party centered around the famous Churchill Downs race that is the first of the annual Triple-Crown horse races.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The kid from New Mexico was 18 in 1984 when he made his Kentucky Derby debut. Mike Smith finished sixth on Pine Circle, which was incidental to just being part of the incomparable scene.
  • (Syracuse Post-Standard)

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