Churchill Downs

Luis Saez reacts after Maximum Security was disqualified from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.
Morry Gash/AP Photo
May 16, 2019 - 6:38 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards' penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is "unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law." The rider also seeks to...
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Matt Slocum/AP Photo
May 04, 2019 - 7:29 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, Long shot Country House was declared the winner After an inquiry ruling, 65-1 Country House is...
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People cheer as they watch a race at Churchill Downs before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.
John Minchillo/AP Photo
May 04, 2019 - 5:52 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Funny how the threat of rain changes priorities for Kentucky Derby spectators. For sure, scores of women wearing big, colorful hats dotted the landscape at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Men in straw hats sported brightly hued suits they bring out once a year, sipping the...
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Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 05, 2018 - 10:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The courtyard outside Pagano’s Market & Bar in Center City transformed into Churchill Downs Saturday for a Kentucky Derby watch party with all the fixings. "We take the spectacle of Kentucky and bring it to Philadelphia," explained Sam Accardi , who organized the...
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May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) beats Javier Castellano aboard Audible (5) to the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
May 05, 2018 - 7:41 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old. The colt that began his racing career in February improved to 4-0 and gave Bob Baffert his fifth...
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