Kentucky Derby

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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May 19, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) wins the 143rd running Preakness race at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
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May 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify has finished first at the Preakness, galloping to victory in a thick fog and on a sloppy track at Pimlico to keep alive his bid to capture the Triple Crown. With jockey Mike Smith in the saddle, Justify held off seven challengers to remain unbeaten and apparently giving...
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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
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May 19, 2018 - 5:51 pm
By Rob Hodgetts, CNN (CNN) -- The hype is justifiable. The Bob Baffert-trained Justify won the Kentucky Derby and will start as hot favorite for the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the US horse racing's Triple Crown, in Baltimore Saturday. Victory over the dirt of the Pimlico racecourse would...
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Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
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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
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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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