First it was sabotage. Then a possibility of ingested urine soaked hay. Or was it a bit of cough syrup left by a careless groom? Jimson weed accidentally mixed in the feed? No wait...it's CANCEL CULTURE! 🤔 "I think it was just a knee jerk, cancel culture kind of reaction. They violated my due process..." -@BobBaffert on the statement released by @ChurchillDowns @KentuckyDerby pic.twitter.com/AE5kom6YlQ — Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) May 10, 2021 Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has been running through an endless stream of excuses as to how his Kentucky Derby winning horse Medina Spirit failed a post-victory drug test. Medina Spirit tested for an excessive amount of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory. Baffert was baffled. He said that his team does not use that drug.
📻 @GovMattBevin on @UPS expansion @FlyLouisville + workforce demands, @JCPSKY scores, @ChurchillDowns growth for gaming, today's debate vs @AndyBeshearKY, more 🎙️ AUDIO https://t.co/EDLCqZRreS #Kentucky #workforcedevelopment #Election2019 #kygov @840WHAS 📸 @heraldleader @Uber pic.twitter.com/WcQjO9CopZ— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) October 3, 2019 Live now with @terrymeiners...Join us! https://t.co/7qXzfUiI14— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) October 3, 2019 📻 @louisvillemayor Fischer on @UPS expansion @FlyLouisville + workforce needs, more downtown hotel growth, and @ChurchillDowns expansion across 4th Street 🎙️ AUDIO https://t.co/8yVdsj5cnb #Louisville #loubiz #workforcedevelopment @840WHAS pic.twitter.com/69sBccduuf— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) October 3, 2019 📻 @RepJohnYarmuth on impeachment vs. 2020 election cycle, says @AdamSchiff parody of @realDonaldTrump "was a mistake, he shouldn't have done that" + wonders if media will cover @TheDemocrats accomplishments 🎙️ @840WHAS AUDIO ➡️ https://t.co/mBWcP4AVrX #im🍑ment
Listening to people whine about the Derby outcome is more irritating than getting a bugle blast at point blank range. Let it go, people. Country House is the winner. Maximum Security was moved to the first position behind the furthest trailing horse that he impeded. Thus, Maximum Security is officially listed as finishing #17 out of nineteen horses in the race. An explanation of Maximum Security's #KyDerby disqualification. pic.twitter.com/vf8AN4qvD2— Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) May 4, 2019 Churchill Downs officials have cleared all but one race fan out of the stands. Keith Richards does not seem to understand that Millionaires Row is now closed.
Mary and I had a ball at Unbridled Eve and the next day at the 145th Kentucky Derby... ...until the racing stewards cancelled my winning ticket by disqualifying winner Maximum Security. Oops! Ain't gonna bump no more with no big, fat racehorse. Yahoo Sports columnist Pat Forde tells the jaw-dropping tale of unbridled elation followed by Maximum Security's designation as "a racing immortal for all the wrong reasons." President Trump weighed in with a misspelled tweet, later reposted with the correct spelling of Kentucky.
In spite of forecasters calling for a partly cloudy and pleasant Kentucky Derby day, the heavens opened and rain poured for fourteen hours on Churchill Downs. No rain, no gain. The bettors' favorite Justify sloshed around the track ahead of 19 other contenders to win the garland of roses and launch his campaign to become the next triple crown winner. From the Announcer's Booth, high above @ChurchillDowns, watch @TravisStone call the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by @WoodfordReserve! pic.twitter.com/R11ovcK6Bl— Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) May 6, 2018 Speaking of filth and slop, here's Madonna. NOW PEEP these incredible Kentucky Derby photos by the Courier Journal team. (4/many) ? Who wore it best? (Derby clothes condom edition) ? ? ☔️ #KyDerby #Derby144 @KentuckyDerby @ChurchillDowns #Louisville pic.twitter.com/VbDP6LAEhu—
Uh... we have 22 horses booked for the @KentuckyDerby's 20 horse limit.
Nyquist captured the 142nd Kentucky Derby on a splendid day in Louisville. After Nyquist won the Florida Derby, O'Neill opted to send his undefeated horse to Lexington to prep for the Derby instead of flying him back to California. Nyquist had great runs at Keeneland and shipped over to Louisville less than a week before he would capture the roses at the Derby. Now it's on to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes on May 21st. Beauty overwhelms Churchill Downs throughout Derby week. Actress Mira Sorvino told me that she felt "as though I've stepped into a completely elegant era from long ago." Not everyone behaved at Churchill Downs. Drunk teens in preppy clothes tend to lose their minds in the
The high holy season in Kentucky is upon us with thoroughbred racing underway at Keeneland thru April 29th. Churchill Downs opens the next day and leads us to the 142nd Kentucky Derby on May 7th. They're off! Keeneland paddock, April 15, 2016 another perfect day for win, place, or show Doug O'Neill, center, is the trainer of Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. Neither Tom or I bet on Doug O'Neill's 2012 Derby winner I'll Have Another so we won't miss a chance to ride another O'Neill victory run at this year's Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Watch I'll Have Another race past 2012 favorite Bodemeister below. If 2016 reveals another superstar like last year's American Pharoah, don't be shocked if his
PRESS RELEASE: Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :48 on a fast track under Martin Garcia at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky. The Bob Baffert-trained 3-year-old will attempt to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner - and first since Affirmed in 1978 - in the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park. Splits for the workout were :12.20, :24 and :35.80. He galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.40 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:13.20. Credit: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography Do you think horses mind when everyone else watches them bathe? Go Pharoah!
A phenomenal Kentucky Derby run by California Chrome secured the hope that a Triple Crown winner could be in the making for 2014. The horse's owners tell their story below. Your browser does not support iframes.