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Books of Note: Duel for the Crown

In 1978, as Affirmed and Alydar sizzled down the stretch of the Belmont Stakes, I was a one-year-old toddler oblivious to the drama playing out between these two colts. 635 more words

Kentucky Derby

Early Kentucky Derby Futures

The futures pool for next year’s Kentucky Derby closed on Sunday, and Mike Battaglia’s morning line yields some interesting conclusions. First, the odds:

  1. Game Winner 8-1…
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Bob Baffert

Inside Manny Franco's breakthrough year.

Manuel Franco was borned with the skills to be a good jockey. Lightweight, aerodynamic, powerful and versatile are all adjectives that go well in his resume. 870 more words

Puerto Rico

Kentucky Derby 2019

Hey there gang! Did you have a nice Halloween? What else have you been doing?

What with the Melbourne Cup and the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs, Hattingdon began to think Kentucky Derby. 290 more words


UPDATED: Picks for Breeders' Cup Saturday at Churchill Downs

UPDATED to reflect late scratches.

Race 1 – 1. Tiz Mischief, 2. Mo’s Mojo, 3. Hollywood Star. Comment: Tiz Mischief drops in class and may be a step above the competition. 934 more words

Churchill Downs

The Mint Julep

It is Derby week here in Louisville! That means horses, bourbon, and hats! Here at Make & Muddle, we have been drinking mint juleps since it was warm enough to sit on a porch somewhere. 1,080 more words

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