Headlines for Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Kentucky Derby Overnight TV Rating Slips

    NBC's coverage of the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) drew an overnight rating of 10.1, down slightly from the 10.4 rating last year, with the market share unchanged at 23%.

  • World's Largest Racing Conference Begins

    Asian Racing Conference has drawn 800 racing officials, administrators, and executives to Hong Kong, with IFHA executive council a newcomer at global forum.

  • 15.3 Million Watch NBC's Derby Coverage

    NBC Sports' coverage of the 140th Kentucky Derby May 3 averaged 15.3 million viewers, according to fast national data provided today by The Nielsen Co.

  • Hoppertunity
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    Hoppertunity Off Triple Crown Trail

    Rebel Stakes (gr. II) winner Hoppertunity is off the Triple Crown trail after undergoing minor surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed May 5.

  • California Chrome and William Delgado in front of the twin spires at Churchill Downs.
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    Preakness a Maryland Homecoming for Delgado

    The $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course will provide a joyous homecoming for Willie Delgado, the exercise rider of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome.

  • Commanding Curve at Kentucky Derby 140.
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    Derby Runner-Up to Target Belmont Stakes

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve, second in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to California Chrome, will target a run in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), his connections said May 5.

  • Handle on U.S. Races Down 3.08% Through April

    A decline in commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States racing in April versus the same month last year left total wagering down 3.08% for the first four months of 2014, according to Equibase statistics.

  • 2014 Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    2014 Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Relive California Chrome's victory in the 2014 Kentucky Derby. See where your favorite horse was at six crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.