Kentucky Derby

Justify race horse
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. Read more here.
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Jack Whitaker
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Mark Abrams
August 19, 2019 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in...
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War of Will
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Andrew Kramer
May 19, 2019 - 10:06 am
BALTIMORE (AP/KYW Newsradio) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-...
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Maximum Security, the horse that made history by being disqualified from Saturday's Kentucky Derby for a rules infraction, will not run in the Preakness Stakes, the next leg of racing's Triple Crown, his owner said in an interview with NBC.
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May 07, 2019 - 9:06 am
By Jill Martin and Rebekah Riess, CNN (CNN) -- The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday denied an appeal from the owner of Maximum Security, the horse that made history by being disqualified from Saturday's Kentucky Derby for a rules infraction. Maximum Security, who led the Derby from wire...
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Luis Saez riding Maximum Security, second from right, goes around turn four with Flavien Prat riding Country House, left, Tyler Gaffalione riding War of Will and John Velazquez riding Code of Honor, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby ho
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May 05, 2019 - 10:27 am
By Gary B. Graves LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards' disqualification of his horse's Kentucky Derby victory as "egregious" and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal. "I think this is the most egregious disqualification in...
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The Philaderby watch party.
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Andrew Kramer
May 05, 2019 - 8:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Odds on favorite Maximum Security crossed the finish line first at the Kentucky Derby, was declared the winner, then was later disqualified for committing a foul on the track. Country House, the long shot who crossed second, would become the winner. Horse racing fans...
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