Saturday, May 5, 2012

Union rags

  • 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)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 5 (UPI) -- The big-hats and mint juleps crowd made Union Rags the pre-race favorite in Saturdays Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
  • (United Press International)
  • Fortunately for Union Rags, the odds-on favorite rarely wins the Kentucky Derby. Though Bodemeister enters Saturdays race with 4-1 odds, Union Rags is right behind him at 9-2—and, seemingly, a better chance of winning, all things considered.
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  • The time is now for thoroughbred heavyweight Union Rags, who is a 9-2 favorite to take home the 138th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
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  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Union Rags never had a chance after a brutal start in the Kentucky Derby.
  • (NBC Sports)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Michael Matz has had his share of life-altering moments. He was a three-time Olympian and carried the flag in the closing ceremony in Atlanta. He saved the lives of four young children after a plane crash in Iowa.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It didnt take long, two races in fact, for the main track at Churchill Downs to be upgraded to fast. So, barring any rain, the Kentucky Derby will be run on an optimal surface.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Union Rags had been made the 5-1 second choice by bettors, but was squeezed at the start of the race between Take Charge Indy and Dullahan.
  • (New York Times)
  • I am giving Union Rags one more chance. But just one more chance. AP PhotoUnion Rags stretches his legs in a work on the main track at Churchill.
  • (ESPN)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- She grew up on her familys Virginia farm, riding before she could walk. She led around her fathers polo ponies and was an accomplished steeplechase rider in her late teens.
  • (Newsday)

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