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Kentucky Derby analysis from across the country

There are many articles around the country written about horse racing’s premiere event. While most of the columns written on the subject are little more than elaborate recaps, the Paulick Report has fished for some of the top analysis pieces on the web. Enjoy the handful of articles below and let’s look forward to an […]

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Bonde: Things didn’t work out for us, but we had a good time

Jeff Bonde, trainer of Twice the Appeal, didn’t have the day he was hoping for on May 7. Not only did his Derby entrant fail to contend with Calvin Borel aboard, but 5-2 favorite Smiling Tiger endured a bad trip in the Churchill Downs Stakes and Cambina ended her three-race win streak as the 4-5 […]

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Napravnik: I’m hoping to be back here once again

Jockey Rosie Napravnik did not seem down after a ninth-place aboard Louisiana Derby winner Pants On Fire. While she didn’t get the holy grail, Napravnik did become the first female jockey to break into the top 10 in the history of the Derby

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Ritvo relishes third place finish with Mucho Macho Man

While not committing to a Preakness run, trainer Kathy Ritvo praised Mucho Macho Man’s third-place effort in the Kentucky Derby. “He’s only going to get better,” she said. “He’ll come back hopefully in a couple weeks if he comes back good and we’re ready to go.”

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Kentucky Derby press conference transcript

THE MODERATOR:  Thank you for joining us.  We have the connections of the Kentucky Derby winner, Team Valor International’s Animal Kingdom.  We have the winning connections including the chief executive officer of Team Valor International and the founder of that organization, that’s Barry Irwin.  Just to his right is Graham Motion, now a Kentucky Derby […]

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Record crowd of 164,858 for Kentucky Derby

Press Release Team Valor International’s Animal Kingdom, ridden by John Velazquez, ran past Nehro in mid-stretch and pulled away to a 2 ≤-length victory to win the 137th running of the $2,171,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) before a record crowd of 164,858 on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. The previous attendance record for a […]

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UPDATED: Animal Kingdom roars to victory in Kentucky Derby 137

Animal Kingdom stormed home in the lane to overtake Nehro and capture the 137th running of the roses.  Under John Velazquez, Animal Kingdom kicked into high gear in mid-stretch to win by two and three-quarter lengths.  Mucho Macho Man ran on late to grab third. Animal Kingdom is owned by Team Valor International and was […]

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The Derby field: What’s in a name?

Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed.  A horse’s name means a lot in the rich tradition of horse racing.  You never know when a name might be imprinted in history.  How about this year’s Derby field?  Where do these names come from? “A few family names are more subtle. Soldat, for example, the French word for soldier, […]

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The need for Mo disclosure

Questions abound after Friday’s scratching of former Derby favorite, Uncle Mo.  At the Albany Times-Union, Mark McQuire gives his take on the subject: In horse racing, the betting public can and often is denied a critical piece of data: the health and injury history of the horse in the months, weeks and even days leading […]

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Triple Crown Insider: It’s Derby Day!

After all the speculation, all the mystery, all the defections, we’re just hours away from finding out who will step forward and win the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Triple Crown Insiders Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham take one last shot at handicapping the field, based on the latest updates on the horses. Click […]

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