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Luis Saez riding Maximum Security, second from right, goes around turn four with Flavien Prat riding Country House, left, Tyler Gaffalione riding War of Will and John Velazquez riding Code of Honor, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 05, 2019 - 10:58 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards' disqualification of his horse's Kentucky Derby victory as "egregious" and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal. "I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of...
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CORRECTS MAXIMUM SECURITY DISQUALIFIED, ADDS WINNER COUNTRY HOUSE - Luis Saez rides Maximum Security, center, crosses the finish line first ahead of Country House, left, and jockey Flavien Prat, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 05, 2019 - 2:59 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Country House's stunning victory in the Kentucky Derby paid off big as a 65-1 long shot. The chestnut colt with Flavien Prat aboard paid $132.40, $56.60 and $24.60. The $132.40 to win...
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Flavien Prat celebrates after riding Country House to victory during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 04, 2019 - 9:51 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner's circle. The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby's 145-year history, leading to an agonizing wait and an eventual stunning reversal...
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Women wear a hat before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 04, 2019 - 5:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Funny how the threat of rain changes priorities for Kentucky Derby spectators. For sure, scores of women wearing big, colorful hats dotted the landscape at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Men in straw hats sported brightly hued suits they bring out once a year, sipping the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Springtime in Kentucky means trees blooming, horses racing and, in most years, politicians jockeying for position ahead of the late May primary election. This year, with the biggest political prize in Kentucky up for grabs, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is seeking a second term and three prominent Democrats are among those competing for a chance to unseat him. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
May 04, 2019 - 4:34 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The masses crammed into Churchill Downs on Saturday were fixated on 3-year-old thoroughbreds running in the Kentucky Derby. But in some sections of the famed track, another type of horse race had politicians vying for attention — and perhaps cash to support their campaigns...
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Trainer Bob Baffert looks out from his barn before a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 03, 2019 - 3:26 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert times three. In a Kentucky Derby lacking a dominant favorite, the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer saddles the top three choices. On what could be a wet day at Churchill Downs, Game Winner is the pre-race favorite, albeit a tepid one at 9-2. Improbable and...
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Horses come off the track after an early-morning workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 3, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 03, 2019 - 11:21 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all. He picked up the mount on 30-1 shot Cutting Humor, trained by Todd Pletcher, race officials said Friday. The 53-year-old rider had been on the early 4-1 favorite, Omaha Beach, until the colt was...
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A horse gets a bath after an early-morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 03, 2019 - 2:35 am
When Rob Hyland worked his first Kentucky Derby for NBC in 2001, it was a 90-minute show with a handful reporters and only one race — the Derby — was aired. Hyland, the coordinating producer of NBC's horse racing coverage, now is at the helm of 15 hours of coverage over three days. The broadcast...
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Exercise rider Taylor Cambra rides Kentucky Derby entrant Omaha Beach during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 01, 2019 - 6:57 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of a breathing problem Wednesday night. Trainer Richard Mandella told The Associated Press the colt developed a cough and a subsequent veterinary exam showed Omaha Beach has an entrapped epiglottis. It's...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, sports bettors line up at windows at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. With the legalization of sports gambling in the United States and its gradually expanding implantation, some in the industry are suggesting horse racing add fixed-odds wagering as a way to respond to the changing landscape, evolve and compete with the other options now available. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:24 am
When Animal Kingdom romped to victory in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, he did so at odds of 21-1. Anyone who bet on the horse when the initial morning line was set did so when Animal Kingdom was 30-1. Except they didn't get those odds. That's just horse racing, and some say that needs to change because...
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