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Kentucky Derby

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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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: Off to the Races, Kentucky Style

May 3, 2013

On Saturday, May 4th, 20 horses will enter the starting gates for their chance to ‘Run for the Roses’ at the 139th annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Considered to be he ‘holy grail’ of all horse races, horses placing first through fifth will receive a cut of the estimated $2.8 million purse. First will…

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“I’ll Have Another” wants the Triple Crown

June 8, 2012

The Canadian-owned thoroughbred “I’ll Have Another” will look to make racing history tomorrow when he lines up next to 11 others at the 144th Belmont Stakes. If “I’ll Have Another” wins, he will become only the 12th horse in history to win the Triple Crown- which means to all three of the win biggest races…

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Why Thoroughbred “I’ll have Another” is a good Bet

May 23, 2012

Unless you own a horse, thoroughbred racing is probably a sport that you don’t pay much attention to except during the Triple Crown. The Triple Crown consists of three races, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Every year the world watches in anticipation of a horse winning all three races and…

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