Kentucky Derby

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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Jockey Trevor McCarthy, right, looks on as track officials tend to his ride Congrats Gal after the horse collapsed after the eighth horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Baltimore.
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May 17, 2019 - 8:02 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line. The Florida-bred...
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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.
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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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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
John Minchillo/AP Photo
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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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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Mike Smith aboard Justify wins the 150th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.
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June 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is...
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riple Crown hopeful Justify gallops around the main track during a workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y.
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June 09, 2018 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks. Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports. Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when...
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