Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kentucky derby

  • Ill Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby.
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  • A horse few believed in. A jockey with little big-time experience. A very accomplished trainer who had never won a Triple Crown race.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Smiths first Triple Crown race ended with a 14th-place finish. The boy ran him good, the 67-year-old said while coming off the track. We tried to go, the field just didnt back up none. Track was fast, hard. Speed held up.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Ill Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby. Until the final furlong, that is.
  • (ESPN)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- From a sixth-floor balcony above the finish line at Churchill Downs, Chadds Fords Phyllis Wyeth strained to find her horse through her binoculars as the field of the 138th Kentucky Derby passed by the first time.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • Swartz Creek, MI—Bet on the number five horse! Before as much as a handshake or an introduction, Steve Streeter of Clio made his allegiances known on Saturday about a half hour before the Kentucky Derby.
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  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Ill Have Another didnt seem to have the goods to win the Kentucky Derby.
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  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Last May, jockey Mario Gutierrez was the leading rider at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Kentucky Derby a faraway event that he watched on television in the jockeys room.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Despite damp grounds, the Kentucky Derby party started early on the infield at Churchill Downs. Bourbon and bets were flowing by 10 a.m., and at least one bachelorette party wound into form. Tressa Ballard of New Albany, Ind.
  • (Star-Press)
  • It is Cinco De Mayo and today will be the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.
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