2016 kentucky derby

Absorbine Presents Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Nyquist Removes All Doubt

The wait is finally over. We’ve gone from having almost no idea a few short months ago, to watching the undefeated Nyquist extend his record to eight wins in the 142nd Kentucky Derby. All this week, and throughout the Triple Crown races, we’ll be seeing the important events and moments unfold through photographer Eric Kalet’s […]

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Nyquist ‘Looks Like A Million Bucks’; Few Derby Contenders Following Him To Preakness

Nyquist greeted fans and media outside his barn Sunday morning, a day after being crowned the newest Kentucky Derby champion. Paul Reddam’s undefeated colt looked well after the win, grazing contentedly and appearing to not be bothered by the throng of admirers there to see him. “He’s doing great,” Doug O’Neill said, arriving to check […]

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Churchill Downs Has Second-Largest Crowd, But Wagering On Derby Dips 10 Percent

Nyquist added the 142nd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands to his already impressive and perfect resume. Attendance of 167,227 was the second largest crowd in Derby history, just under the record of 170,513 in 2015. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program was the second highest in history, totaling $192.6 million and only […]

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Nyquist Stays Perfect To Give Team O’Neill Second Kentucky Derby

J. Paul Reddam has silenced the doubters once and for all. His undefeated, Breeders’ Cup and Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old colt Nyquist keeps his record unblemished in the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, holding off a late challenge by Exaggerator to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez teamed up […]

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‘Always That Next Goal’: Pletcher’s Take On The Derby And Career Achievements

Walking into Todd Pletcher’s stable office at Churchill Downs is akin to entering a different world. Yes, there are race bridles hung neatly on the wall, and there are several win photographs and even a freshly pressed set of silks adorning the window sill. Unlike most other offices on the backside, the entire 12 by […]

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Kentucky Derby 2016 ‘Odds’ And Ends

Early advance wagering on the 2016 Kentucky Derby led to heavy favoritism for unbeaten champion Nyquist. As of 7:20 PM, here are the early odds for tomorrow’s Run for the Roses (as well as the $1 Oaks/Derby Double will pays with Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia): Trojan Nation: 43-1 ($817) Suddenbreakingnews: 25-1 ($157) Creator: 16-1 ($113.80) […]

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‘Can’t Knock Nyquist’: Private Clocker Gary Young Shares Derby Thoughts

Private clocker Gary Young, just back from Churchill Downs where he experienced first-hand the 3-year-olds preparing for the Kentucky Derby, was front and center at Santa Anita, as is his wont, when asked his thoughts on tomorrow’s Big Dance. “Mor Spirit worked well for the race, Outwork looked good, Suddenbreakingnews could hit the board as […]

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Weekend Lineup: Talk Derby To Me

It’s finally here, this first weekend in May that we’ve been anxiously awaiting all year. A record-setting “Thurby” crowd of nearly 40,000 people came to Churchill Downs on Thursday, and talk of sunshine is expected to bring near-record crowds through the Louisville oval’s gates on Friday and Saturday. Those fans will be treated early on […]

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Naughty Or Nice? Derby Winners’ Temperaments Run The Gamut

It’s well known that Kentucky Derby winners come in a variety of sizes, running styles, and pedigrees, but they also exhibit a wide range of personality types. Derby-winning Thoroughbreds, like their owners, have had unique temperaments resembling everything from oversized puppies to fire-breathing dragons. Whether some of them have won because of their unique dispositions […]

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