Kentucky Derby News
Self-proclaimed 'icon' Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate
Self-proclaimed 'icon' Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate, needing no medal to leave his mark
Belmont win was plenty compelling for Tapwrit's team
ELMONT, N.Y. Belmont Park crowned another champion Saturday -- just not one of the triple variety. Tapwrit caught favorite Irish War Cry with a late surge down the stretch?and won the 149th edition of the Belmont Stakes by two lengths. No horse won the Triple Crown this year, but it's a triple of
Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Irish War Cry
NEW YORK -- Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tapwrit ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:30.02 on his home track on Saturday. Ortiz's brother
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boating accident
Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California, according to a statement from the ride-sharing company. His father, Donald Kalanick, was also involved in the accident and is in "serious condition." "Last night Travis and his family
Plenty of heartbreak to go around at Preakness
BALTIMORE With mud from the Pimlico racetrack splattered all over his face, Always Dreaming jockey Johnny Velazquez quickly made his way into the paddock on Saturday evening, leaving two weeks of anticipation and Triple Crown possibilities behind him in one fleeting moment. "He just got beat,"
No Triple Crown possibility means disappointment at Belmont
ELMONT, N.Y. -- It was the second-biggest day of the year at Belmont Park. Or the biggest, depending on how you look at things. The Preakness Stakes is down in Baltimore, of course, about a four-hour drive south. But the Preakness is the difference between whether Belmont hosts one of the sporting
Cloud Computing wins Preakness, Always Dreaming comes in 8th
BALTIMORE -- Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides on Saturday to win the Preakness by a head. The 13-1 long shot was one of five fresh horses in the Preakness that didn't run two weeks ago in the Kentucky Derby . Derby winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire dueled
Baseball icon David Ortiz discusses his new autobiography live on 'GMA'
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Tracy Morgan attends Kentucky Derby thanks to post-accident bucket list
Tracy Morgan isn't taking a day for granted. The comedian, who attended the festivities around this year's Kentucky Derby , explained why he trekked to Churchill Downs Racetrack. "The horses -- they’re great athletes. I wanted to see one before I die," he told People magazine , adding that he
Thunder Snow likely OK after being pulled up early in Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thunder Snow appeared to be unharmed after being pulled up in the early stages of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, according to Dr. Keith Latson, Churchill Downs' on-call veterinarian. Thunder Snow, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, broke from the No. 2 post and appeared to be