Derby Contenders Meet Again for Belmont Stakes

by Gabe Bullard on June 10, 2011

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will face Preakness Stakes winner Shackelford tomorrow in the final leg of the Triple Crown—the Belmont Stakes.

The two horses are the most talked-about in the field of 12, and Animal Kingdom is the early oddsmakers’ favorite, breaking from the number nine post.

Derby runner-up Nehro has strong odds heading into the race as well and will break from the six post. In the tenth post position will be third-place Derby finisher Mucho Macho Man, which is the only horse in the Belmont to have run in the Derby and Preakness but not win either. European-trained colt Master of Hounds rounds out the list of favorites and will run from the first position.

And while a triple crown is out of the question, a victory for Animal Kingdom or Shackelford could help secure the title of Horse of the Year.

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Asher Ready for Derby, Rain or Shine

by Dalton Main May 5, 2011

The 137th Kentucky Derby comes on the heels of the wettest April on record for Jefferson County, but Churchill Downs spokesperson John Asher says it feels like Louisville is buzzing a little more than usual over this year’s Derby. “We’ve got no seating left, and the hotels–many of them–have been sold out for weeks,” says […]

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Thursday Here and Now: Oaks and Derby, Bullying, and Time to Cut Pakistan Loose?

by Todd Mundt May 5, 2011

Here’s some of what we’re getting ready for today’s show: What Does Bin Laden’s Death Mean For The Afghan War & US Military? Defense analyst and author Tom Ricks says because Osama Bin Laden was found hiding in plain sight in Pakistan “the jig is up” and the U.S. should curtail relations with Pakistan. We’ll […]

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Amid Complaints Over Thunder Seating, Derby Festival Director To Speak With Metro Council Committee

by Gabe Bullard February 15, 2011

Derby Festival executive director Mike Berry will talk with members of the Metro Council Tuesday.

Berry is scheduled to address the Parks, Libraries, Zoo and Cultural Assets Committee about the festival. His appearance coincides with rising complaints about a change to Thunder Over Louisville seating arrangements.

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Super Saver Being Readied For May 15 Preakness

by Gabe Bullard May 3, 2010

The winner of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby is now being prepped for the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

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Borel, Pletcher Talk Derby Win

by Gabe Bullard May 1, 2010

Prior to this year, Pletcher had trained 24 Kentucky Derby contenders, but he never trained a winner until Saturday, when the colt Super Saver beat out 19 other horses to win the Derby.

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Coalition To Protest Arizona Law Outside Of Derby

by Gabe Bullard April 30, 2010

Drivers and pedestrians heading to the Kentucky Derby may see demonstrators protesting the new immigration law in Arizona.

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Baffert Confident In Gomez For Derby

by Gabe Bullard April 30, 2010

The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and a full field of 20 horses is set to compete.

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NWS: Derby Day Will Be Wet

by scrosby April 30, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby Derby day will be a wet one according to the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service. Forecaster Mike Callahan says Louisville will see a burst of heavy precipitation early Saturday morning and then again that evening. But – he says – although there is a flash flood watch in place, […]

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Derby Post Position Drawing Reverts To Traditional Method

by Gabe Bullard April 27, 2010

The draw for post positions for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will be held Wednesday at noon at Churchill Downs.

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