Horse Racing News
Posted 5/6/18 4:18 PM by
A $500 futures bet on Justify at 300-1 to win the Kentucky Derby paid off big for one bettor Saturday. The bet was placed in February, days before Justify's first race.
Justify ended the so-called 'Curse of Apollo,' becoming the first horse since 1882 to win the Derby without racing as a 2-year-old. Now, the focus becomes ending a much shorter drought for the sport -- Justify has Triple Crown-type ability.
Record rainfall created sloppy conditions at Churchill Downs, but Justify overcame the competition to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.
While the grounds at Churchill Downs are typically filled with hats everywhere, this year it was the rain that took center stage at the 144th Kentucky Derby. See what it looked like in Louisville as three inches of rain fell during the run for the roses.
Monomoy Girl held off Wonder Gadot down the stretch to win the Kentucky Oaks and its $1 million purse at Churchill Downs.
Posted 5/4/18 3:24 PM by
Gayle Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, also owns thoroughbreds. After supporting her Pelicans in a Friday night playoff game, she'll be watching Lone Sailor run at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
Posted 5/3/18 4:52 PM by
Justify's attempt to become the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without having made at least one start as a 2-year-old leads the top storylines at Churchill Downs this weekend.
Justify has been made the early 3-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Europe-based Mendelssohn the second choice in a full field of 20 horses.
The pick of the midweek racing action comes from Canterbury and Warrnambool, the Victorian circuit hosting the return of Handsome Thief after he was embarrassed at Adelaide last start.
Posted 4/30/18 10:35 AM by
The Supreme Court's decision on the legalization of sports betting looms. Beyond the spectacle of the Kentucky Derby and its Triple Crown brethren, would horse racing stand to benefit in a post-legalization world?