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Jockey Sonny Leon guided Rich Strike from well back in the 20-horse field to run by 4-1 favorite Epicenter and Zandon on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
By Beth Harris, Associated Press
The since-deceased Medina Spirit tested positive after the race last May for a steroid, betamethasone, that is legal in Kentucky but banned on race day.
By Gary B. Graves, Associated Press
The 3-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert had just completed five furlongs in his second workout since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Classic a month ago at Del Mar.
One of the few remaining Black jockeys in the U.S., Carmouche's presence in horse racing’s biggest event is a reminder of how the industry marginalized Black jockeys to the point they all but disappeared from the sport.
By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press
After being declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, Country House will not run in the Preakness, ending any chance this year at another Triple Crown.
Maximum Security became the first Derby winner to be disqualified for interference on Saturday.
By E. Gabrielle Kuenzli, The Conversation
That two top Derby contenders have their roots in Latin America is no surprise for those who study, as I do, the history of the sport. Many past Kentucky Derby champions hailed from the region – as have their trainers, owners…
Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner’s circle. The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby’s 145-year history. The owners of Maximum Security…
By Meredith P. Garretson
Make the mint perfect julep with this recipe from Parker Girard, the beverage director at Barrel, a bourbon bar in Washington, D.C.
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