Churchill Downs

Women’s Day at The Derby

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By Saniya Ghanoui — 05/07/11
Rosie was the Riveter of this Derby.
Rosie Napravnik has become the first woman to finish in the top ten in a Kentucky Derby. She is also only the sixth female jockey to compete in the race.

Velazquez Wins After All

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By Anaridis Rodriguez — 05/07/11
John Velazquez was not Animal Kingdom’s original jockey. The horse’s rider was changed days before the race. But that did not hinder Velazquez’s plans to win with the underdog.

Suffolk Downs Celebrates The Derby

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By Ryan Pfleiderer — 05/07/11
No horses, no problem…That was the mood at Suffolk Downs on Derby Day. There was not any live horse racing but there was the next best thing. The East Boston thoroughbred race track held its annual “Biggest and Best Kentucky Derby Day Party” to celebrate the 137th race at Churchill Downs.

Underdog Animal Kingdom Wins The Derby

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By Brandon Penny — 05/07/11
And the winner is… Animal Kingdom. The Kentucky-bred horse has won the 137th Kentucky Derby in his first race on dirt. His odds were 21-1.

Thousands Are Waiting For The Derby

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By Brandon Penny — 05/07/11
The 137th Kentucky Derby is less than an hour away. The 19 jockeys are preparing their horses for what some consider the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Kindergarteners Take On The Derby

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By Saniya Ghanoui — 05/06/11
The Kentucky Derby is a race for 3-year olds. But this year the contenders are a couple years older…in the Kindergarten Derby.

BREAKING NEWS – DERBY HORSE SCRATCHED

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By Justine Frostad — 05/06/11
Uncle Mo will not be running in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. Owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher made the announcement that they have scratched the colt from the Derby.

Mixed Emotions At The Derby Post-Positions Draw

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By Saniya Ghanoui — 05/06/11
This was one of the few times when being number one is not the best option. It turns out that number eight is a solid choice.
Dialed In drew eighth place in the post-position draw for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Roses Stand Out At the Derby

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By Justine Frostad — 05/05/11
It takes a lot of roses to decorate “The Run For The Roses.” That is what some people call the Kentucky Derby. Thousands of roses are sorted through by hand to make sure the best of the best are selected for the decoration.

Kentucky Derby Prep is Underway

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By Justine Frostad — 05/05/11
Horses train bright and early. Kentucky Derby weekend is fast approaching and the horses have been working on the racetrack as their trainers prepare them for their respective races.