Race to Triple Crown Glory

Race to Triple Crown Glory

American Pharoah, who thundered to victory at Belmont, is the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 06:53 PM EDT
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By Jessica Glazer

Triple Crown Prep Begins

Triple Crown Prep Begins See Full Gallery

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 09:18 AM EDT

Betting on an Underdog? Try These 5 Derby Hopefuls

Betting on an Underdog? Try These 5 Derby Hopefuls

Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? We got your long shots right here. We're talking the next Giacomo, who won at 50-1 and returned $102.60 for a $2 win bet 10 years ago.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 09:18 AM EDT

Ashley Judd to Narrate NBC Derby Open

Ashley Judd to Narrate NBC Derby Open

Ashley Judd is big on Kentucky sporting events. She cheered on the Kentucky Wildcats during March Madness, and now she'll voice the opening of NBC's Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 02:41 PM EDT

International Star Scratched From Derby

International Star Scratched From Derby

International Star was scratched from the Kentucky Derby early Saturday, leaving 18 horses to run for the roses.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM EDT

Johnny Weir's Attention-Grabbing Derby Hat

Johnny Weir's Attention-Grabbing Derby Hat

Johnny Weir grabbed attention Friday with his massive Kentucky Derby hat that Al Roker said resembled a “direct TV dish.”

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 03:40 PM EDT

Triple Crown: Baffert's Tough Losses

Triple Crown: Baffert's Tough Losses

Before Bob Baffert won the Kentucky Derby for the first time, he lost. Sure, he's won the world's great horse race three times. Only three other trainers have won more in 140 runnings.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 06:23 PM EDT

"A Bit Experimental": 1st-Time Derby Trainer Faces Extra Challenges

"A Bit Experimental": 1st-Time Derby Trainer Faces Extra Challenges

One wildcard contender in Saturday's Kentucky Derby didn't have an easy journey to Churchill Downs. Mubtaahij's entry into the race touched off a 24-hour trek from Dubai to the U.S., with plenty of hurdles along...

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 01:48 PM EDT

Derby Part of Packed Saturday Line-Up

Derby Part of Packed Saturday Line-Up

The most-anticipated fight of all time. The best-known horse race. The premier baseball rivalry. The NFL draft.

And those are just the highlights.

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:25 PM EDT

Kentucky Derby Gets Late Surprise Entry in 22nd Horse

Kentucky Derby Gets Late Surprise Entry in 22nd Horse

Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20.

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 03:37 PM EDT

Louisville Native Realizes Derby Dream as Trainer

Louisville Native Realizes Derby Dream as Trainer

George Weaver saw his first Kentucky Derby here at age 9, which helped stoke an early calling toward training horses. He's now seeing that childhood dream come full circle as a first-time Derby trainer,...

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Dozens Protest School That Won't Admit Boy With Down Syndrome

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