The New York Times racing writer Joe Drape shocked the horse racing universe with documentation proving that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test after winning the Santa Anita Derby. That victory earned Justify enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Justify went on to win the Kentucky Derby but the Times story illustrates how the horse should have been disqualified from claiming the Santa Anita victory, thus opening a Derby slot for someone else's horse. Justify was found to have scopolamine in is system, a banned substance known to aid breathing and heart acceleration. Many in the California racing business are aware that scopolamine can get into hay through "environmental contamination." Trainer Bob Baffert was made aware of the
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.
John Asher was elated to take his family to Disneyworld. Asher, his wife Dee, and their precious grandbabies were excited to explore the Magic Kingdom. They flew from Louisville on Sunday and planned to start their Disney adventure the next morning. John told his wife that he felt bad and was transported to an area hospital. Asher suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. The funeral and visitation plans were just released. Asher was a beloved spokesperson for Churchill Downs for over 20 years. He'd made countless friends as a news anchor and reporter for WHAS Radio. Asher also worked for WAVG (formerly WAVE) before moving over to WHAS. His ready smile, endless knowledge of music, politics, pop culture,
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—
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The joy quotient in the Commonwealth of Kentucky shoots through the ceiling every November when basketball season begins. It's a religion in the state. Other states celebrate Rhodes scholars changing the world. We celebrate sweaty teenagers who can dunk a ball or sprint with a pigskin. That's just who we are. >>>>>>>>>RADIO SCRIPT>>>>>>>>> THE BEASMAN tipoff luncheon air date 10-28-16 WELL, THERE’S YOUR GAY BOYFRIEND SLICK RICK OUT THERE TO THE TIPOFF LUNCHEON TELLING HIS LIES AGAIN. “OHHH. U OF SMELL FANS IS GONNA BE HAPPY AGAIN CUZ WE GONNA GO OUT THERE AND WIN ANOTHER BANNER.” THAT’S A BUNCH OF HORSE PUCKEY. WHAT KIND OF BANNER IS THAT I-TALIAN MAFIA MAN TAWIN BOUT…A MEMORIAL BANNER FOR
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
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.
So far, my horse is still in it. A spot along the rail is the best seat in any sporting venue anywhere. In Kentucky, we teach them the fine art of pari-mutuel wagering as soon as they're old enough to reach the betting window. Keeneland in the the spring: a perfectly Kentucky experience