Kentucky Derby 145

View From The Eighth Pole: An Opportunity Lost For Racing

More than 18 million households tuned in to NBC Sports to watch the Kentucky Derby on May 4. According to Sports Media Watch, the A.C. Nielsen ratings actually grew in the minutes after the race to 18.5 million households as stewards deliberated whether or not to disqualify Maximum Security from his apparent win. Controversy followed […]

Continue reading
UPDATED: Wests File Federal Lawsuit Over Derby Disqualification

Gary and Mary West have filed a federal lawsuit against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission over the stewards’ disqualification of Maximum Security – a horse they bred and own – from a victory in the May 4 Kentucky Derby The lawsuit was reported in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Named in the suit, according to the newspaper, […]

Continue reading
Kentucky Steward: Prat Foul Claim Came After Horses Pulled Up On Backside

Some things about last Saturday’s 145th running of the Kentucky Derby may never be crystal clear, including what caused Maximum Security to veer out on the final turn, causing interference to several horses and leading to the unprecedented disqualification of Gary and Mary West’s homebred colt from first to 17th place. One area of confusion […]

Continue reading
Report: Kentucky Derby Winner Country House Out Of Preakness Due To Cough

After all the drama in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, there will be no Triple Crown bid for the 65-1 winner put up by disqualification. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Tuesday that Country House has been taken out of consideration for the Preakness Stakes because trainer Bill Mott believes the horse is getting sick. “He […]

Continue reading
Lamoreaux: Mott A Class Act Who Shouldn’t Have To Defend Himself

Roger Maris lost a lot of his hair from the pressure of his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1961. He was forever known in baseball as Roger Maris, you know, the guy with the asterisk after his name. Bill Mott already had a thinning hairline, even before he took on the pressure […]

Continue reading
‘No One Ever Calls An Objection In The Derby’: Baffert Miffed At Kentucky Derby Outcome

While many horsemen have come out in support of the controversial stewards’ ruling in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert isn’t one of them. Baffert shared his thoughts about the filing of the objections and the subsequent disqualification of winner Maximum Security with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden. “No one ever calls an objection […]

Continue reading
Servis: ‘I Have To Move Forward’; Maximum Security Headed To Monmouth Park

Maximum Security, disqualified from first in Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby, is expected to arrive at Monmouth Park early Tuesday morning at the barn of Jason Servis, the trainer said. The Florida Derby winner was scheduled to leave Louisville, Ky., on Monday afternoon for the trip north after coming out of the race “looking good,” Servis said. […]

Continue reading
NBC Sports’ Overnight Television Ratings Highest For Derby Since 1992

NBC Sports’ coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby on NBC followed immediately by the primetime Columbus Blue Jackets-Boston Bruins NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Game 5 on Saturday delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen. “We hit the trifecta last night, with the historic drama of the Kentucky Derby and two one-goal […]

Continue reading
The Bob Baffert Trifecta Box? We’ve Got Way More Hunch Plays Than That

We can handicap the Kentucky Derby to death (and we do), but each year, I like to point out some betting options based on the old tradition of the “hunch play.” This year’s field has a lot to offer in the way of connections, themes and entertainment references for going to the windows. There are […]

Continue reading
Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Mudders And Poets

We’re finally just a day away from the 145th Run for the Roses, and there are late developments to report. In this edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Paulick Report editor-in-chief Scott Jagow and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills discuss Friday’s scratch of Haikal and how it may impact the race, plus the last-minute rider […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram