Friday, May 4, 2012

Kentucky derby

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The talk of Churchill Downs this week is the accidentally named Bodemeister, a horse with little racing history but plenty of Kentucky Derby history going against him.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • LOUISVILLE – Nineteen Derby dreams will be dashed on Saturday, but one will ride on. Could it be the Kentucky Derby fantasy of Phyllis Wyeth and Union Rags, the colt she bred at her Point Lookout Farm in Wilmington, Del.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports is back for the 138th time. The Kentucky Derby will air Saturday on NBC with the post time set for 6:24 p.m. EDT. Three horses stand out as favorites among the field.
  • (CBS Sports)
  • New Yorkers love a themed party, and what better occasion to dress up than for the Southern sophistication of today's Kentucky Derby? You'll want to race to these winning venues to see the greatest two minutes in sports.
  • (New York Post)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTW) — The life-sized statue sits at the front gate of Churchill Downs, a magnificent bronzed Barbaro in full stride, all four hooves off the ground and heading toward his greatest victory.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • When Barbaro cruised to a decisive 6½-length victory at the 2006 Kentucky Derby, I was cheering from what the Louisville Courier-Journal referred to in the next day's paper as the worst seats at Churchill Downs.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thoroughbred racing is the sport of dark clouds. Just this week, there is news of yet another New York Racing Association scandal, this time over improper takeouts.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • 24 hours before the gates open for the 2012 Kentucky Derby, the chatter among the worldwide audience (known as Twitter and Facebook) may surprise you. Working for KentuckyDerby.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • When youve spent as much time around thoroughbred horses as Hamilton Smith, most romantic notions about the sport get left behind along the way.
  • (Daily Press)
  • Since its start in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has become the premier race for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses in the U.S., attracting 165,000 visitors a year to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • (Businessweek)

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