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1 month ago

Wynonna Judd performs National Anthem at Kentucky Derby for 'full circle moment'

Wynonna Judd performed a moving rendition of the National Anthem at the 150th Kentucky Derby.
1 month ago
Wynonna Judd attends the Barnstable Brown Gala at Barnstable-Brown Mansion, on May 3, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky.
1 month ago

Dannielynn, Larry Birkhead continue their Kentucky Derby tradition

Amid the buzz of Kentucky's Derby season, Larry Birkhead and daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, made a stylish entrance into the pre-Derby scene.
1 month ago
In this photo posted to his Instagram account, Larry Birkhead is shown with his daughter Dannielynn, at the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala, on May 3, 2024
1 year ago

Churchill Downs suspends racing

The home of the Kentucky Derby plans to review its safety protocols as it investigates the deaths of 12 racehorses in the past month.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Churchill Downs suspends racing
1 year ago

Churchill Downs looks for pattern in thoroughbred horse injuries

In the past month, 12 racehorses have had to be put down at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Churchill Downs looks for pattern in thoroughbred horse injuries
3 years ago

Derby-winning horse fails post-race drug test

Medina Spirit is trainer Bob Baffert’s fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year. He denied any wrongdoing. Medina Spirit was tested again to confirm the accuracy of the first test.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Derby-winning horse fails post-race drug test
3 years ago

Kentucky Derby winner fails drug test, trainer suspended

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for a banned race-day drug, its trainer announced.
3 years ago
John Velazquez rides Medina Spirit across the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, May 1, 2021, in Louisville, Ky.
3 years ago

Horse that won Kentucky Derby fails post-race drug screening

The horse, Medina Spirit, could be disqualified and lose the title if further testing confirms the results.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Horse that won Kentucky Derby fails post-race drug screening
3 years ago

Kentucky Derby winner fails drug test: Trainer

Bob Baffert, a Hall of Fame trainer, announced that 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit had failed a post-race drug test, describing the result as a "complete injustice."
3 years ago
Bob Baffert, a Hall of Fame trainer, announced that 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit had failed a post-race drug test, describing the result as a "complete injustice."
5 years ago

Triple Crown winner failed drug test: Report

The New York Times reports that Justify, the horse that won all three major races in 2018, failed a drug test a month before the Kentucky Derby.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Triple Crown winner failed drug test: Report
5 years ago

Another horse dies at Santa Anita racetrack, marking 24 in six months

It's the first equine fatality since March 31.
5 years ago
Horses are led to paddocks past the Seabiscuit statue during workouts at Santa Anita Park, as members of the California Horse Racing Board weigh new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths during a meeting at the track in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019.
5 years ago

Kentucky Derby winner will not race in Preakness Stakes due to health concerns

Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not race in the Preakness Stakes due to health concerns, according to its trainer.
5 years ago
After a historic call, Country House, ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, wins the Kentucky Derby, May 4, 2019, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
5 years ago

Winning Kentucky Derby jockey says lane-interference violation was right call

Flavien Prat rode Country House with 65-1 odds in the 145th Kentucky Derby.
5 years ago
Jockey Flavien Prat celebrates atop of Country House after winning the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, May 4, 2019 in Louisville, Ky.
5 years ago

Kentucky Derby champion jockey reacts to controversial win

Flavien Prat speaks out about his victory with Country House after the first-place winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Kentucky Derby champion jockey reacts to controversial win
5 years ago

Country House wins at Kentucky Derby after 1st on-track DQ in race's history

Country House's jockey objected Maximum Security's win, claiming that the horse "veered out of his path in the final turn."
5 years ago
From left, Country House ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, War of Will ridden by jockey Tyler Gaffalione, Maximum Security ridden by jockey Luis Saez and Code of Honor ridden by jockey John Velazquez, fight for position in the final turn during the Kentucky Derby, May 4, 2019 in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after a stewards review disqualified Maximum Security.
6 years ago

Justify leads wire to wire at Belmont to win the Triple Crown

Justify charged out of the gate and never gave up the lead, powering his way to victory at the Belmont Stakes to become just the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.
6 years ago
Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y.