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  • Bucking Thunder Snow appears to be OK, but teasing follows on Twitter (Kentucky Derby)

    05/07/2017 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 10 replies
    SacBee ^ | 5/6/17 | MICHAEL MCGOUGH
    Those who bet on the favorite can rejoice – Always Dreaming won Saturday afternoon’s Kentucky Derby. Those who bet Dubai-based Thunder Snow at 16-1 odds, on the other hand, didn’t have their hopes up for long. The horse bucked wildly in the mud right out of the starting gate and did not finish the race. Early reports say Thunder Snow appears healthy.
  • Always Dreaming, co-owned by Panthers’ Vinnie Viola, wins Kentucky Derby

    05/06/2017 7:59:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 6, 2017 | Childs Walker
    For a brief moment, as tears filled Todd Pletcher’s steel-blue eyes, the normally dispassionate trainer let the world see how it felt for him to cast aside the weight of so many Kentucky Derby disappointments. Pletcher knows the narrative all too well. Despite winning a record seven Eclipse Awards for Top Trainer and ranking as the leading purse winner in history at age 49, he’s the guy who’s saddled almost 50 horses for the Derby and won just once.
  • Why I love AOL

    05/06/2017 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Walrus · 56 replies
    Vanity | May 6, 2017 | walrus
    Headline from AOL: "Horse Wins 143rd Running of Kentucky Derby"" Um, what else would win the Kentucky Derby?
  • Do You Have a Breeder's Guide?

    05/06/2017 2:43:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1937 | The Marx Brothers
    Can't figure out today's Kentucky Derby? This might help. (Sorry about the quality.)
  • Fugue for Tinhorns

    05/06/2017 2:33:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1955 | Frank Loesser
    Once again, it's Derby Day -- one of the highlights of the calendar. It looks like another great race! In honor of the occasion, I am posting this wonderful song from "Guys and Dolls". Enjoy!
  • Running For Roses And Cabbage

    05/06/2017 9:43:40 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 10 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/6/2017 | blueunicorn6
    Yes indeedee ladies and gentlemen, it is the first Saturday in May and that means it is time for that great sporting event in Kentucky! They will be setting their clocks ahead an hour! No! It's The Kentucky Derby! "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports!" Unless you count that time the camera caught Wilt Chamberlain under the bleachers with that woman. Not to brag or anything, but I have actually attended a Kentucky Derby. I put it right up there with my attendance at The Aber Day Kegger in Missoula, MT. There was less drinking at the Kegger, though....
  • 2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

    05/04/2017 6:30:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 5/04/17
    Odds to win 2017 Kentucky Derby (5/6/17) - per Always Dreaming 4/1 Mc Craken 17/4 Classic Empire 5/1 Irish War Cry 8/1 Gormley 10/1 Gunnevera 10/1 Girvin 14/1 Irap 15/1 Practical Joke 15/1 Hence 20/1 Lookin At Lee 20/1 Patch 20/1 Tapwrit 20/1 Thunder Snow 20/1 Battle of Midway 30/1 J Boys Echo 30/1 State of Honor 40/1 Untrapped 40/1 Fast and Accurate 50/1 Sonneteer 50/1 Will there be a 2017 Triple Crown Winner? - per Yes +550 No -850
  • 'Swarm Intelligence' wins $11,000 after correctly predicting the Kentucky Derby's first 4 finishers

    05/10/2016 4:21:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | Raymond WONG
    Picking one horse to win a race is hard enough, but four horses and their exact placements in the grand Kentucky Derby? It's practically impossible. But that's exactly what just happened thanks to a crowdsourced intelligence called Swarm Intelligence. The bet is called the superfecta, and there's a 1 in 540 chance of winning it — bettors have to pick out the horses that'll place first, second, third and fourth in the Derby. TechRepublic reporter Hope Reese challenged Unanimous A.I., a company that creates Swarm artificial intelligence technologies that allow groups to combine their thoughts and feelings in real-time to...
  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.
  • Secretariat Awarded Preakness Record at 1:53 After Review (Ruling: '73 Preakness Time is a Record)

    06/20/2012 3:31:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | 06/20/2012 | Matt Hegarty
    Secretariat awarded Preakness record at 1:53 after review The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to change the official time of the 1973 Preakness Stakes won by Secretariat from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53, a time that will give the two-time Horse of the Year the record in all three of the Triple Crown races. The commission approved the change after two hours of testimony at a meeting at Laurel Park, the sister track of Pimlico Race Course, where the Preakness is held. Penny Chenery, the late horse’s owner, requested the hearing on the basis of analyses conducted by companies...
  • American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown [UPDATE: Photos added in thread ]

    06/06/2015 4:05:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/6/15 | Pat Forde
    American Pharoah accomplished one of the rare feats in sport Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years and just the 12th horse ever to win the Triple Crown. Related Stories Favored American Pharoah draws fifth post for Belmont AFP The Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing, explained SB Nation 'Pharoah' takes on history in Triple Crown bid at Belmont AFP Distance, rivals challenge American Pharoah's Triple try The Associated Press Belmont Stakes 2015 schedule: American Pharoah races for history SB Nation The heavily favored colt completed the quest by running away from seven rivals in the Belmont Stakes, three weeks...
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • The 147th (2015) BELMONT STAKES! Will the 37-year drought end today??

    06/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 160 replies
    various sources | June 6, 2015 | self
    Scheduled race time: 6:50pm (ET)
  • From Head To Toe, A Look At Quirks Of American Pharoah

    06/06/2015 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 04 June 2015
    Like Any Great Athlete, Triple Crown Hopeful Has His Peculiarities ___ Like a lot of athletes, American Pharoah has his quirks. The brown colt is easy to pick out on the racetrack: he’s the one with the shortest tail. American Pharoah will try to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. California Chrome failed in his bid last year. Trainer Bob Baffert describes the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner as “a really kind, sweet horse.” That’s an unusual temperament among racehorses, most of which are...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | 6-6-2015 |
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • 2015 Preakness Stakes (LIVE 6:18pm ET on NBC)

    05/16/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies,, | self
    1./ American Pharoah 3/C L Victor Espinoza 126 Bob Baffert 4/5 2./ Dortmund 3/C L Martin Garcia 126 Bob Baffert 7/2 3./ Mr Z. 3/C L Corey Nakatani 126 D. Wayne Lukas 20/1 4./ Danzig Moon 3/C L Julien Leparoux 126 Mark Casse 15/1 5./ Tale of Verve 3/C L Joel Rosario 126 Dallas Stewart 30/1 6./ Bodhisattva 3/C L Trevor McCarthy 126 Jose Corrales 20/1 7./ Divining Rod 3/C L Javier Castellano 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1 8./ Firing Line 3/C L Gary Stevens 126 Simon Callaghan 4/1
  • An early look at tomorrow's Preakness Stakes

    05/15/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies and (links included) | 5/15/15 | self
    2015 Preakness Stakes Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 4-5 2 2 Dortmund L 126 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7-2 3 3 Mr. Z L 126 Corey S. Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 20-1 4 4 Danzig Moon L 126 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 15-1 5 5 Tale of Verve L 126 Joel Rosario Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke 30-1 6 6 Bodhisattva L 126 Trevor McCarthy...
  • An Early Look at this Saturday's 2015 Preakness Stakes

    05/14/2015 4:30:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies and (links included) | May 14, 2015 | self
    PIMLICO RACE COURSE 2015 Preakness Stakes 13th Race Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Conditions:For three-year-olds, $15,000 to pass the entry box, starters to pay $15,000 additional. 60% of the purse to the winner, 20% to second, 11% to third, 6% to fourth and 3% to fifth. Weight 126 pounds for Colts and Geldings, 121 pounds for Fillies. A replica of the Woodlawn Vase will be presented to the winning owner to remain his or her personal property. Program Selections:1-2-8-7 Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob...
  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown

    06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    newyorktimes ^ | JUNE 6, 2015 | JOE DRAPE
    As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally — this 37-year search for a great racehorse. No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation,...
  • Former presidential senior adviser: American Pharoah’s win another of Obama’s accomplishments

    06/06/2015 4:33:33 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 49 replies
    Twitchy Who Said What ^ | 06/06/2015 | Twitchy staff
    It looks as though President Obama found some time to take the Triple Crown before going on to win the NBA Finals, at least according to his former senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer. Dan Pfeiffer ā€ˇ@danpfeiffer Another accomplishment -- Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner since Carter Astounding. A nation thanks you. Reality check, please.