Articles posted May 2, 2009

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Friesan Fire 7-2 Derby Favorite

Friesan Fire 7-2 Derby Favorite

With three hours to post and more than $10 million in the win pool, Friesan Fire is the 7-2 favorite for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

NetJets Sponsors Derby Jockeys

In a release May 2, NetJets announced the jockeys in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) would wear the company's logo in exchange for the jet leasing company making a donation to the riders that will in turn donate the money to two equine charities.

Racehorse Stormalory Euthanized After Leg Fractures

Stormalory, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred colt, was euthanized after breaking down during the Crown Royal American Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 1.     Stormalory, trained by Bill Mott and owned by Sheik Mohammed of Dubai's Darley Stable, was the favorite in the 1 1/16-mile race. He broke slowly under jockey Julien Lep...

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