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Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2014 — The horse was the favorite going into the 140th running of the Derby, despite quirks that set him apart from his more traditional competitors.
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May 3, 2014 — The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will start after 6 p.m. ET Saturday. Here are some crucial things to know about the race, including what to drink.
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May 4, 2013 — It's Derby Day in Kentucky, where days and weeks of anticipation will culminate in a race that lasts just over two minutes. When the starting gates open at 6:24 p.m. EDT, 19 horses will race on a wet Kentucky Derby track.
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May 3, 2013 — Looking for some tips about which horse might win the first leg of the Triple Crown? We've collected some of the smart thinking.
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May 2, 2013 — A rare May storm is pouring record snowfall in parts of the Plains and the Upper Midwest. And there's concern that snowflakes could fall as far south as Alabama and Mississippi.
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May 5, 2012 — I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby.
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Feb 27, 2012 — From January into June, about 8,000 registered thoroughbred colts and fillies will be born in Kentucky. As 3-year-olds, a few may be Triple Crown contenders. NPR's Noah Adams was there as one was born.
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May 6, 2011 — With just the sixth female jockey ever and two female trainers, Saturday's 137th running of the Run for the Roses is taking on something of a "year of the woman" theme.
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Apr 27, 2011 — Tom Durkin says the stress and anxiety of calling the races on national TV were too much for him. It was like being at bat in the last game of the World Series when your team's behind, he says.
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May 5, 2008 — Eight Belles, RIP.
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