Horse Racing News

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.
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.
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.
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?
The best of the midweek racing comes from Flemington and Randwick this week, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb finding plenty of upside for some new up-and-comers.
The horse named after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski developed a fever over the weekend and is unable to travel to Churchill Downs to run in the Kentucky Derby.
 
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