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May 16, 2019

KY Derby bettor wins $609K, Sportsbook offers $35K instead

Drew Franklin 10:13am May 16, 2019 5/16/19

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Imagine winning an absurd amount of money on the Kentucky Derby, then going to collect your winnings, only to be told, “We don’t have it.” That happened to one man in Reno, who claims the Tamarack Junction sportsbook offered him $35,000 instead of the $609,000 he is owed. Dr. Steve Friedlander turned $2,760 into $609,464 with the…

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May 9, 2019

Maximum Security’s Owners are not Quitting

Nick Roush 9:00pm May 9, 2019 5/9/19

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The Kentucky Derby ended five days ago, yet the owners are still fighting to finish first. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first at the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Unlike any other Derby, the horse was disqualified for cutting off and making contact with multiple horses. The video evidence is pretty obvious; not…

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May 6, 2019

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission denies appeal requested by owners of Maximum Security

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm May 6, 2019 5/6/19

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The appeal submitted by the owners of Maximum Security didn’t even last one full business day before it was denied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. This morning, Maximum Security’s ownership team filed a complaint arguing that the stewards made an “arbitrary and capricious” decision at the conclusion of the Kentucky Derby when they disqualified the…

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Bob Baffert: “No one ever calls an objection in the Derby”

Drew Franklin 1:00pm May 6, 2019 5/6/19

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It has been almost two whole days since Maximum Security won then lost the Kentucky Derby and the controversial finish is still a hot topic across the sports world. Maximum Security’s owner, Gary West, announced via the Today Show that he will be appealing the decision and confirmed Maximum Security will skip the Preakness in…

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May 4, 2019

BREAKING: Maximum Security disqualified, long shot Country House wins Kentucky Derby 145

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm May 4, 2019 5/4/19

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For the first time in Kentucky Derby history, the first person to cross the finish line did not come out victorious. Maximum Security held the lead the entire race, but after review, he was disqualified for impeding War of Will. After the decision, long shot Country House was declared the winner of Kentucky Derby 145. Here was…

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Today on KSR: It’s Derby Day!

Jack Pilgrim 10:00am May 4, 2019 5/4/19

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Rise and shine, BBN! If you’re not already drowning in Mint Juleps at Churchill Downs, or getting prepared for your big Derby party, what are you waiting for? Kentucky Derby This afternoon, we will see the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, where 20 horses will compete in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”…

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May 1, 2019

Morning Line Favorite Omaha Beach Scratched from the Kentucky Derby

Nick Roush 6:30pm May 1, 2019 5/1/19 Comments Disabled

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The favorite for the 145th run for the roses has been scratched. Trainer Richard Mandella announced Omaha Beach will not race in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. While suffering from a mild cough, a scope revealed Omaha Breach had an entrapped epiglottis, forcing the horse to be sidelined for Saturday’s race. Hall of Fame jockey Mike…

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Madisonville man has horse in this year’s Kentucky Derby

Drew Franklin 12:30pm May 1, 2019 5/1/19

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A self-proclaimed “Gool ol’ Kentucky boy” has a horse in this year’s Kentucky Derby. Chester Thomas from Madisonville, Ky., my hometown, is taking his Louisiana Derby-winning horse, “By My Standards,” to Churchill Downs this Saturday for the Run For The Roses. “By My Standards” went off at 22-1 in the Louisiana Derby, only to win…

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Why does Mother Nature hate the Derby?

Drew Franklin 10:15am May 1, 2019 5/1/19

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The forecast does not look good for this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, as is tradition. A quick glance at the forecast shows a 100 percent chance of rain for the day of the 145th Run For The Roses at Churchill Downs. Oaks Day, you’ll want to pack a poncho, too. From our friends at Weather.com: If…

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April 30, 2019

The Morning Line Odds and Post Positions for Kentucky Derby 145

Nick Roush 11:40am April 30, 2019 4/30/19 Comments Disabled

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The position positions and morning line odds are set for Kentucky Derby 145. As expected, the morning line favorite is Omaha Beach, running out of the 12-hole. A look at the entire 20-horse field: A few noteworthy draws… 1. War of Will was creating quite a bit of buzz on the backside following his morning…

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