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Sports Culture: ‘The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports’ Set for Saturday

May 2, 2014

The 2014 Kentucky Derby will take place tomorrow night and the Churchill Downs will host 20 horses at the 2 km race, known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” With Hoppertunity out with a foot injury, California Chrome is favourited to win with the odds being set at 5-2. After contenders pay $51,000…

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Gal’s Feature: Upset by an Upset?

June 26, 2013

Rafael Nadal was eliminated from Wimbledon in the first round. No need to blink gals, you read that correctly. Fresh off his French Open championship win, fifth-seeded Nadal was knocked out during the opening day of the British tennis tournament by 135th-seeded Steve Darcis. Nadal succumbed to one of recent sports’ greatest upsets, having been…

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Horse Racing: Palace Malice, Prince of Belmont Park

June 10, 2013

In two minutes and thirty seconds, the last of the 2013 Triple Crown races had come and gone. But the look of happiness on jockey Mike Smith’s face was ever-present after he brought three-year-old thoroughbred Palace Malice across the finish line of the 145th Belmont Stakes. Palace Malice gave Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow a run…

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Horse Racing 101: Betting at the Races

May 31, 2013

Horse racing is known as the Sport of Kings but you don’t have to be one to enjoy the thrill and excitement of a day at the races. Still, the track can be a confusing place for beginner betters. You may think a horse is just a horse, but in racing the word technically refers…

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Horse Racing: Orb Glows at Churchill Downs

May 6, 2013

The horse and jockey pairing with the best odds to win the 139th Kentucky Derby was changing even up until moments before posting time. In the end, contender Revolutionary held the top spot, but not the title. It was Orb and jockey Joel Rosario who took home the coveted trophy at the ‘Run for the…

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