Horse Racing

2:20 PM ET Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The highlight of Bob Baffert’s Hall of Fame career as a thoroughbred trainer happened six years ago. Nothing else comes close. “Winning the Triple Crown with American Pharoah was the greatest sports moment of my life,” said Baffert, fresh from winning his seventh Kentucky Derby. “It
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7:37 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by a half-length, making Bob Baffert the winningest trainer in the race’s 147-year history with seven. Jockey John Velazquez earned his fourth Derby victory on Saturday aboard the dark brown colt that was
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7:09 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Favorite Malathaat overtook Travel Column entering the stretch and edged Search Results in a tight duel to the finish line, winning the 147th Kentucky Oaks by a neck on Friday. The $1.25 million marquee race for 3-year-old fillies was back in its traditional spring spot at Churchill
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3:54 PM ET Betting Insiders The 147th running of the Kentucky Derby is back in it’s traditional slot in May. The race for the Triple Crown begins this Saturday at Churchill Downs with Essential Quality as the 2-1 Morning Line favorite. Here is a breakdown of every horse in the Kentucky Derby field, suggested plays
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11:07 AM ET ESPN.com staff The 147th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Back in its usual May spot, the Derby will kick off the Triple Crown. Essential Quality drew the 14 post and opened as the morning-line favorite at 2-1, ahead of Rock Your World,
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4:11 PM ET Associated Press Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has successfully appealed his 15-day suspension to the Arkansas Racing Commission, allowing the six-time Kentucky Derby winner to resume preparations to run Medina Spirit in next weekend’s Derby. Baffert was fined and suspended last year by Arkansas stewards for a pair of drug positives
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8:34 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Rock Your World won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby by 4 1/4 lengths on Saturday over 4-5 favorite Medina Spirit, preventing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert from earning his 10th win in the West Coast’s prep for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Umberto Rispoli, Rock Your
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