NBC Sports Group announced overnight TV ratings for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were off slightly from 2011 numbers but remained relatively strong compared to other premium sports events.
Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend. watch video
Racetracks reported an upswing in business because of the record-setting Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program held May 5 at Churchill Downs.
Chuck and Maribeth Sandford's Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip in his left front ankle, an injury he sustained during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Latest videos include horses on track on May 3, and comments from a track vet. Watch Video
Ron Mitchell talks about how I'll Have Another and his connections are doing on Sunday morning. Ron also touches on future plans for other Kentucky Derby contenders. watch video
As he basked in the glow of winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O'Neill said the morning of May 6 that he gets "goosebumps" when thinking about the possibility of I'll Have Another becoming the next Triple Crown winner.
In addition to record attendance, Churchill Downs reported record all-sources wagering of $187 million for its 13-race Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program May 5.
Images from Kentucky Derby Day 2012. View Slideshow
Comments from the connections of I'll Have Another after his Kentucky Derby win. Watch Now
The 2012 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. view slideshow
Lenny Shulman recaps I'll Have Another's victorious run in the 138th Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
J. Paul Reddam's I'll Have Another ran past a freewheeling Bodemeister in deep stretch to win the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Dullahan rallied for third.
Fortunately for Churchill Downs, the overnight storms that dropped 1 1/4 inches of rain on Louisville, Ky., had moved out of the area in time for the Kentucky Derby, and the result was a record crowd of 165,307.
The goal of these vets is to keep a close eye on hopefuls', and then contenders', conditions, catching any lump, misstep, or hint of malaise that could compromise performance ability in the days prior to the big race.
Eric Mitchell presents the early news of Derby Day, including the weather and track conditions, an update on Javier Castellano, and the races on tap today. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Using the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to make his point, New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who represents Manhattan, railed on officials for not moving to offer offtrack betting at bars in New York City.
Lenny Shulman talks to owner Ahmed Zayat about his horse Bodemeister, who is one of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys. Watch Video
With heavy overnight thunderstorms still producing severe lightning on Derby morning, May 5, at Churchill Downs, the Louisville track canceled the limited training that was scheduled to take place between 6-8 a.m. EDT.
Lenny Shulman talks to Chip Woolley, who trained Mine That Bird to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys. Watch Video
With Believe You Can's win in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), some nice prices can be found in Churchill Downs' Oaks/Derby double pool.
Dr. Foster Northrop, racetrack practitioner and AAEP member, describes the care vets give Derby and Oaks horses, along with what it's like to be a Derby horse vet. Watch Video
Calumet Farm's devil's red and blue silks may be returning to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May atop Brad Kelley's homebred Optimizer.
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T. J. Comerford, asst. to trainer Aidan O'Brien, discusses Daddy Long Legs' first appearance ar Churchill Downs after clearing quarantine. Watch Video
As the rumor mill, fueled by Twitter reports, swirled around Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender Creative Cause the morning of May 4, trainer Mike Harrington said there were no plans to scratch the colt.
Lenny Shulman talks to Bob Baffert about his Derby horses, and his health. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Dullahan is the now the only likely starter for the Kentucky Derby with two grade I wins.
There is no true standout in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, but despite it being a wide-open affair, that shouldn't be mistaken for inconsistency. A record nine Derby starters return from last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Kent Desormeaux talks about his Derby mount, Dullahan, including how to pronounce his name. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
With so much speed entered in this year's Kentucky Derby, you have to consider that stalkers, and closers who sit just off the pace this year could pull out a victory. read blog
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If horses celebrated Mother's Day, 3-year-old Hansen probably wouldn't ever give his winning dam, Stormy Sunday, a present.
Lenny reflects on the Kentucky Derby Draw, including Bob Baffert's luck, Dullahan's guaranteed win and Hansen. watch video
Microsoft Windows Phone is making its first push into horse racing by sponsoring Hansen in the May 5 Kentucky Derby, the colt's owner, Dr. Kendall Hansen, announced May 3.
James Weigel feels blessed that a horse he bred, Creative Cause, is scheduled to run in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I). The 3-year-old son of Giant's Causeway is 12-1 on the morning line.
This year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrants brought a variety of prices when offered at public auction, but none commanded more than $390,000. read blog
Trainer Mike Maker thinks Hansen will be in an ideal tactical position for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), sitting just off Trinniberg and Bodemeister in the early stages.
Triple Crown winning jockey Steve Cauthen talks about the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Lenny Shulman updates the news of the day, including the first track appearances for Gemologist, El Padrino, and Take Charge Indy, and the arrival of Hansen. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Mike Maker about Hansen, 2-year-old Juvenile champion, and one of the Kentucky Derby favorites. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman talks with Calvin Borel about his Derby mount, Take Charge Indy. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Zayat Stable's Bodemeister, the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner, drew post 6 and was made the 4-1 morning line favorite for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Doubles Partner, third in the April 13 Makers 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland after an unfortunate trip, returns to one of his favorite grass courses for the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill May 5.
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum Brands (gr. I) and living in retirement in New Mexico, is a half brother to 2012 Derby hopeful Dullahan.
Despite being undefeated and with powerful connections, Gemologist is not garnering all the attention one might expect entering the May 5 Kentucky Derby.
Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male who is one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), settled in at Churchill Downs in late morning May 2.
An overflow field of 21 passed the entry box the morning of May 2 for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Based on graded stakes earnings, only 20 can start May 5.
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