July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Bo-Rail does it again; Trainer Todd Pletcher gets first Derby win!
Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, earning an unprecedented third victory in four years and giving conditioner Todd Pletcher his first win in the Run for the Roses after 24 prior attempts. On winning his third Kentucky Derby, Borel said, "It never gets old....
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
No matter where you're from, at Derby time everyone stops for our state anthem.
If you're not here, you can't grasp what happens when they play, "My Old Kentucky Home."   When the national anthem was sung, everyone stopped what they were doing. Reporters put down their microphones, beer vendors stopped hawking, janitors put their hands over their hearts - it was a...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
In search of the mythical lazy river of the infield.
That's right, this lovely blonde spread out a sea blue tarp filled with a raft made of pool noodles so she could enjoy the water at this rainy Derby. "There's actually a lap pool at the second turn. You should check it out! There's also a lazy river. It's the real reason we're here. You...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Jockey Rafael Bejarano rallied General Quarters past favorite Court Vision by a neck in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
By Josh Cook General Quarters out-dueled favored Court Vision to win the 24th running of the $578,100 Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic by a neck in the 10th race Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Rafael Bejarano rallied the horse, who was 10th in the Kentucky Derby last year, past...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Yes, I blindly punched random numbers into a betting machine. I have no idea what any of those numbers mean, but I hope when I put the mysterious slips of paper back into the betting machine after the Derby it starts flashing lights and spitting out quarters.
I've only bet on a few races in my life. The first time, I picked horses whose owners had Arabic sounding names. After all, they call a breed Arabian for a reason. Thousands of years of history should count for something.I won.The next time, I bet based entirely on amusing names. I lost.This year,...
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