Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom could take Triple Crown


By Anaridis Rodriguez — 05/09/11
Animal Kingdom could take the Triple Crown. Racing experts claim the colt may have the chance of winning big and being the next 3-year-old to win it all.

Women’s Day at The Derby


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


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


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


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


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.

Plum Pretty wins Kentucky Oaks

By Saniya Ghanoui — 05/06/11
Plum Pretty was more the peach of the race.
The 3-year-old filly exploded out of the starting line gates to win first place and the $1 million purse in the Kentucky Oaks 137 at Churchill Downs.

Bobby Flay’s Her Smile Ready to Run

By Justine Frostad — 05/06/11
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is running a filly called Her Smile in the Kentucky Oaks. Today’s race is another milestone in Flay’s horse racing life.

Castellano Is Ready With Derby Kitten


By Anaridis Rodriguez — 05/06/11
Think of 19 horses, 2 minutes and 2 million dollars…that is the stake at tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby. WEBN got a chance to speak to derby jockey Javier Castellano. He is riding Derby Kitten and says he’s comfortable with his post position.