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NYRA Issues Controversial Cancellation Of Saturday Card

A week after 57,729 spectators descended upon Belmont Park for the biggest racing day of the spring/summer meet, NYRA made it through just three races before dropping the curtain on its June 17 racing program. 603 more words


CoxTalks' Preakness Preview

Nine rivals will line up Saturday at Pimlico in attempts to spoil the Triple Crown bid of Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands-winner Always Dreaming… 1,522 more words

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The Dream comes true for Kentucky Derby winning connections

Two sets of longtime friends and colleagues all sat together facing dozens of cameras and reporters on Saturday evening in Louisville. On the far left was a trainer from Texas, and to his right, a jockey from Puerto Rico. 1,037 more words


Mud Doesn’t Deter Dreaming on Kentucky Derby Day

Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby was noted for a wide open field of 20 contenders, none of whom were tapped to be an overwhelming favorite. 434 more words

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Against The Odds, Derby Dreams Come True

What were the odds? As displayed on the two big tote boards in the Churchill Downs infield, they were 9-2 when the starting gate clanged open and co-favorite Always Dreaming sprang into action along with nineteen other hopefuls, all ten furlongs from horse racing glory. 1,008 more words

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