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Kentucky Derby 2012

I'll Have Another Narrowly Escapes Close Call

AP | RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Posted 05.31.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The Triple Crown bid of I'll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a loose horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby ...

Derby Winner Takes Day Off Ahead Of Preakness

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 05.16.2012 | Sports

BALTIMORE -- Four days before the Preakness, I'll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill was feeling very skittish about his pending appearance on the gran...

Kentucky Derby-Winning Trainer Could Face Suspension In CA

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 05.10.2012 | Sports

BALTIMORE -- Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill could face a suspension in California after one of his horses was found to have an elevated l...

Murder Mystery At Churchill Downs

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The bourbon had been stashed away and the hats returned to closets by the time someone found a groomer's body inside a barn at Chur...

Look Of The Day: The Most Perfect Derby Ensemble Ever?

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

WHO: "Once Upon A Time" star Ginnifer Goodwin WHAT: While most celebrities seem to lose their style marbles when the Kentucky Derby rolls around (...

Will We Have Another Triple Crown Winner?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.06.2012 | Sports

Moments after I'll Have Another registered a rousing, come-from-behind victory in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, the horse's trainer Doug O...

PHOTOS: Who Had The Best Kentucky Derby Hat?

Posted 05.14.2012 | Style

Happy post-Cinco de Derby, everyone! How are those margarita/mint julep hangover headaches feeling? Personally, we're reviving ourselves with a loo...

Body Discovered At Kentucky Derby Track After Race

AP | COLIN FLY | Posted 07.06.2012 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities say a man who may have been killed and whose body was found early Sunday in a barn at Churchill Downs hours after ...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Mitch McConnell Becomes The Soul Of Graciousness

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home
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Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is known in Washington as a relentless and somewhat humorless partisan, became the soul of graciousness as the horses came out on the track.

Bodemeister Can't Keep Up Furious Pace

AP | COLIN FLY | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert began tearing up in the moments after the Kentucky Derby in the paddock thinking about Bode. Bodemeister, the bay...

And The Kentucky Derby Winner Is..

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I'll Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby. Until the final furlong, that is....

LIVE: Kentucky Derby

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2012 | Sports

Depending on who you ask, the most important thing to know about the 138th Kentucky Derby is not whether Union Rags or Gemologist should really have b...

Kentucky Derby Party Starts Early On Infield

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE and BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The party started early at Churchill Downs for Joe Ochsner, who was sipping a morning beer on the sweaty track infield and picking ...

PHOTOS: Stars Turn Out At Kentucky Derby

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The horses and roses weren't the only famous attractions at the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Actors...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Betting on Candidates the Way You'd Bet on a Horse

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics
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The crowds here don't "look like America." This is a whiter, older, more Anglo and more Southern scene. This makes it a magnet for politicians, not so much for the old reason, publicity, as for the proximity of money.

Female Jockey Makes History At Kentucky Oaks

AP | COLIN FLY | Posted 05.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rosie Napravnik became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks, keeping Believe You Can near the front from the start and ...

Party Starts Early At Kentucky Derby

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Despite damp grounds, the Kentucky Derby party started early on the infield at Churchill Downs. Bourbon and bets were flowing by 10...

Morning Training Canceled Ahead Of Kentucky Derby

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The track superintendent at Churchill Downs cancelled morning training for the Kentucky Derby and its 13-race card after a night of...

Talented Field Prepares For 138th Kentucky Derby

AP | COLIN FLY | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bode Baffert has never been so nervous about a race. The 7-year-old son of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is the namesake of the ...

Gemologist Jockey Set To Ride Derby Despite Fall

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Javier Castellano almost lost his Kentucky Derby ride on Gemologist when he was involved in a spill on Friday at Churchill Do...

Derby Favorite Is On Third Name

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.04.2012 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby favorite Bodemeister is working on his third name. The colt got tagged Bradelberry after being ...

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Derby Diary: President Faces Long Odds, But Will Still Bring Home The Purse

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

LOUISVILLE -- Politics has a family flavor in Kentucky, and to a surprising degree, the Obamas are family here in Louisville, even if they are not muc...

What Was The Funniest Horse Name In Kentucky Derby History?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Sports

Edward Lizardhands, You Are You The Father and Kim KarDASHian were just some of the wacky names that followers of ESPN's official Twitter account thou...

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 05.06.2012 | New York

2012 Frieze Art Fair Where: Randall's Island Park, East River and Harlem River; (212) 463-7488 When: Friday-Monday, 12PM-7PM on Friday and Saturda...

How To Drink For The Cinco De Mayo Kentucky Derby Supermoon

The Huffington Post | Ashley McAdams | Posted 05.04.2012 | New York

This. Saturday. Is. Going. To. Be. Epic. Why, you ask? Oh, let us count the reasons (it's a trifecta). 1. Cinco de Mayo. A terrific excuse to drown...