HORSE RACING

Odds, analysis and post positions for the 2022 Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes will have a tough time living up to the excitement of the Kentucky Derby. Here's a breakdown with odds, post positions and analysis.

By Neil GreenbergMay 16, 2022

Rich Strike will skip the Preakness Stakes, ending Triple Crown hopes

The decision to skip the Preakness ended any chances for a Triple Crown, which often were seen as uphill anyway.

By Chuck CulpepperMay 12, 2022

Can lightning strike twice for Rich Strike? History says it’s unlikely.

Winning the Kentucky Derby as a long shot is one thing. Winning again is another story.

By Matt BonesteelMay 9, 2022

Rich Strike, an 80-1 shot, wins the Kentucky Derby in a stunner

The you’ve-got-to-be-kidding Rich Strike won the Derby in 2:02.61 by three-quarters of a length over Louisiana Derby winner Epicenter, with Blue Grass Stakes winner Zandon third.

By Chuck Culpepper and Glynn A. HillMay 7, 2022

The man behind the horn: Meet the Kentucky Derby bugler

Steve Buttleman doesn't just turn up once a year to blow his horn before the fastest two minutes in sports. Oh, no. This is a full-time gig.

By Chuck CulpepperMay 7, 2022

If there is rain at the Kentucky Derby, this 30-1 long shot could win it all

Betting on a long shot will never look perfect, but if the conditions are wet, Pioneer of Medina appears to have all the tools necessary to surprise.

By Neil GreenbergMay 6, 2022

How to build the best trifectas and superfectas for the Kentucky Derby

The trifecta requires you to pick the top three finishers in the correct order, while the superfecta requires you to select the top four finishers in the correct order.

By Neil GreenbergMay 6, 2022

Two Kentucky Derby long shots worth a bet to win

Here are two lesser-known Derby horses with reason for optimism, along with the odds that would warrant a win wager on Saturday.

By Neil GreenbergMay 6, 2022

Odds, post positions and analysis for the 2022 Kentucky Derby

This year’s Kentucky Derby features a deep field with no true favorite. Here's a breakdown with odds, post positions and analysis.

By Neil GreenbergMay 6, 2022

For retired thoroughbreds, a Kentucky farm offers a serene final furlong

At this avant-garde farm, a retirement homes for racehorses, the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, Silver Charm, can gaze across at Swain, whom he once dueled in Dubai, or look down the road toward Touch Gold, who ruined Silver Charm’s Triple Crown bid at the 1997 Belmont.

By Chuck CulpepperMay 6, 2022

At a Derby without Bob Baffert, rookies and grinders and stories abound

This year's Kentucky Derby lacks the winning trainer of a whopping four of the previous seven editions — no, wait, make that three of seven, given Medina Spirit’s disqualification.

By Chuck CulpepperMay 6, 2022

Messier has the speed, stamina and running style to win the Kentucky Derby

With his combination of speed, running style and pedigree, the talented Canada-bred colt could be poised to win this year’s Derby.

By Neil GreenbergMay 5, 2022

Everything you need to know about this year’s Kentucky Derby

This year's Kentucky Derby is Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Here's everything you need to know.

By Matt BonesteelMay 3, 2022

How to pick the winner of a horse race

It’s not enough to know which horse is the fastest or has the best connections. Here is how to break down a field.

By Neil GreenbergMay 1, 2022

A beginner’s guide to betting on horse racing

Everything you need to know to bet on the Kentucky Derby, or any other horse race.

By Neil GreenbergApril 30, 2022

Bob Baffert suspended from Preakness by Maryland Racing Commission

Legendary trainer Bob Baffert now is suspended for the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

By Cindy BorenApril 11, 2022

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit disqualified; trainer Bob Baffert suspended for 90 days

Medina Spirit was formally disqualified by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and trainer Bob Baffert was suspended.

By Des BielerFebruary 21, 2022

As his doping case goes to trial, a veterinarian says it’s horse racing that’s corrupt

A sweeping federal case against trainers and horse vets spurred congressional reforms. But defendant Seth Fishman, whose trial starts Wednesday, says the case was an inside job.

By Gus Garcia-RobertsJanuary 19, 2022

After Medina Spirit’s death, the uncomfortable spotlight on racehorse fatalities returns

“It’s very sad. It was very shocking,” said Gail Rice, who had bred Medina Spirit on her 10-acre farm in Ocala, Fla., then kissed his head in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs. Then she added: “But, you know, we’re in this business, and it happens.”

By Chuck Culpepper and Gus Garcia-RobertsDecember 8, 2021

Medina Spirit, disputed Derby winner dragged down by positive drug test, dies after workout

Medina Spirit tested positive for an anti-inflammatory drug after finishing first in the opening leg of horse racing's Triple Crown this year.

By Chuck Culpepper and Gus Garcia-RobertsDecember 6, 2021