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June 26, 2020

Now is the Best Time to Bet on Tiz the Law to Win Kentucky Derby 146

Nick Roush 11:30am June 26, 2020 6/26/20 Comments Disabled

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Do you like money? Then boy, do I have a treat for you. A day after Churchill Downs announced its doors will be open for a limited number of fans to attend Kentucky Derby 146 on Sept. 5, the fine folks from TVG released Futures Odds for the race. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law is…

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June 25, 2020

There will be fans at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby 146

Nick Roush 9:19am June 25, 2020 6/25/20

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It’s happening. On the first Saturday in September fans will be in the stands when the best three-year-old thoroughbreds in the world race in the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. Governor Andy Beshear also approved Churchill Downs’ plans to host fans for the Kentucky Oaks, held the day prior on Sept. 4. Of course,…

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June 12, 2020

WKU Moves Football Opener, Will other In-State Schools Follow?

Nick Roush 2:00pm June 12, 2020 6/12/20

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A full slate of sporting events for Labor Day weekend has rearranged the sports calendar across the Commonwealth. Outside of spring practice, the coronavirus pandemic has yet to officially alter the college football season. The latest recommendations by the D-I Football Oversight Committee call for teams to begin practicing the first week of August, giving…

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June 11, 2020

Top Kentucky Derby Contenders Continue to Drop Out of the Race

Nick Roush 10:45am June 11, 2020 6/11/20

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The postponed edition of Kentucky Derby 146 will not feature some of the sport’s top three-year-olds. Many believed the Labor Day race date would strengthen the field, giving horses more time to mature and train for the distance. Instead, injuries are eliminating the best of the best. In the last two weeks four of the…

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May 27, 2020

REPORT: Bob Baffert’s Undefeated Kentucky Derby Contender Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Nick Roush 12:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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One of horse racing’s top Triple Crown contenders has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. According to The New York Times two horses trained by Bob Baffert, Charlatan and Gamine, tested positive for the banned substance lidocaine at Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park. Each horse won at the track May 2, including Charlatan’s dominant victory in…

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May 19, 2020

Belmont Stakes gets June date, making Kentucky Derby the second leg of the Triple Crown

Nick Roush 12:15pm May 19, 2020 5/19/20

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Coronavirus has moved the traditional last leg of the Triple Crown into the lead-off spot. The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes will be June 20, two weeks later than originally scheduled. Fans will not be in the stands for the action at Belmont Park. The new start date makes the Belmont the first leg…

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May 3, 2020

Today on KSR: Derbys, Derbys, Derbys

Zack Geoghegan 10:00am May 3, 2020 5/3/20 Comments Disabled

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Good morning, folks! It feels appropriate that the first Kentucky Derby in years with absolutely perfect weather would happen during a global plague. I hope those homemade mint juleps were extra strong this time around. I know you needed it. So shake off that hangover, grab some coffee (maybe throw some bourbon cream in there),…

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May 2, 2020

Seven Sensational Kentucky Derby Finishes

Nick Roush 11:05pm May 2, 2020 5/2/20

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No one will be running for the roses on the first Saturday of May in 2020. Until the action returns this fall, enjoy some of the best finishes in the history of the Kentucky Derby. 1933: The Fighting Finish You know the picture, but do you know the story?  The 1933 Kentucky Derby ended in…

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The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

Nick Roush 9:00pm May 2, 2020 5/2/20

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Even though we will not see a Kentucky Derby until September, may your first Saturday in May still blur into madness.   “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved” Written under duress by Hunter S. Thompson From Scanlan’s, June 1970 I GOT OFF the plane around midnight and no one spoke as I crossed the dark…

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Secretariat wins Virtual Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm May 2, 2020 5/2/20

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Secretariat is (unofficially) the greatest horse to ever race. In today’s Virtual Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown, Secretariat took home the nail-biting victory over the remaining 12 Triple Crown winners in horse racing history. Secretariat (1973), who has held the record for fastest Derby finish of all time for 47 consecutive years, came from behind…

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