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  • Churchill Downs to play controversial ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ ahead of Kentucky Derby

    09/05/2020 5:57:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 4, 2020 | By Matt Bonesteel
    Churchill Downs announced Friday afternoon that it will continue the tradition of playing “My Old Kentucky Home” — the state’s official song that some have criticized for romanticizing the antebellum south — in the moments before the Kentucky Derby. A spokesman for the track told The Washington Post that the song will be played ahead of Saturday’s race by bugler Steve Buttleman instead of by the University of Louisville marching band, as in normal years, and will be preceded by a moment of silence.
  • Kentucky Derby horses, odds, expert picks & more for second leg of 2020 Triple Crown (Labor Day Edition)

    09/03/2020 12:36:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9/03/20 | Vinnie Iyer
    The most unusual Triple Crown horse racing season in history will finally continue Saturday, Sept. 5 (7:01 p.m. ET post time, NBC) with the 2020 Kentucky Derby. The first jewel was postponed from the first Saturday in May, which now makes it the second jewel. Tiz The Law, which cruised to victory at the Belmont Stakes on June 20 and followed that up with another big win at the Travers Stakes on Aug. 8, will be looking to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive and well ahead of the Preakness (Oct. 3), trading his home-state tracks in New York for...
  • Churchill Downs Announces Road to the Kentucky Derby Extension (track reopens Saturday)

    05/13/2020 1:57:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Kentucky Derby ^ | 5/12/20 | Darren Rogers
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, May 12, 2020) - Churchill Downs Racetrack today released a preliminary list of races that could be used for the extension of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve,” pending agreeable race placement by the host tracks. Additionally, the first race in the extended series, the $150,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) on May 23 at Churchill Downs, will have Top 4 points raised from the previously announced 10-4-2-1 to 50-20-10-5. “Based on measured interest from horsemen and limited racing opportunities for 3-year-olds across the country, the Matt Winn at the home of the Kentucky...
  • 2020 Arkansas Derby: Odds, how to watch, post positions as a field of 22 horses heads to Oaklawn

    05/02/2020 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    See BS Sports ^ | 5/02/20 | Chris Bengel
    The coronavirus pandemic has altered the horse racing schedule in a big way. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until Sept. 5, but horse racing does return for live action this weekend in the form of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Arkansas Derby is usually a prep race for the Kentucky Derby, but was moved to the first Saturday in May after the Run for the Roses was moved to Saturday, Sept. 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The race offers 170 total Kentucky Derby qualifying points for each division. The winner...
  • Arkansas Derby Divisions Scratch Down to Fields of Nine (double-header)

    04/30/2020 5:09:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Bloodhorse ^ | 4/30/20
    The two divisions of the May 2 Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park continue to lose starters. Originally drawn with 11 horses apiece, they have nine-horse fields as of April 30. The connections of four horses - Shooters Shoot and Wrecking Crew (first division) and Saratogian and Fast Enough (second division) - have informed the Oaklawn racing department they will be scratched. According to a news release issued by Oaklawn Park publicity, official scratch cards for Shooters Shoot and Wrecking Crew had already been submitted. Cards for Saratogian and Fast Enough are expected to be submitted Friday. **SNIP** If the...
  • The "Official" 145th Kentucky Derby thread

    05/04/2019 1:39:16 PM PDT · by Dacula · 150 replies
    May the fastest out of the gate and muddy horse win.
  • 2019 Kentucky Derby odds, predictions

    04/22/2019 6:49:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    See BS Sports ^ | 4/22/19
    Check out the latest Kentucky Derby odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling's early picks for the Kentucky Derby. Omaha Beach 7-2 Roadster 7-2 Improbable 5-1 Maximum Security 6-1 Game Winner 7-1 Tacitus 14-1 By My Standards 14-1 War of Will 16-1 Code of Honor 18-1 Vekoma 20-1 Spinoff 25-1 Win Win Win 25-1 Anothertwistafate 40-1 Haikal 50-1 Long Range Toddy 50-1 Cutting Humor 60-1 Tax 60-1 Bodeexpress 100-1 Country House 100-1 Gray Magician 100-1 Master Fencer 100-1 Plus Que Parfait 100-1 Signalman 200-1 Sueno 300-1
  • Kentucky Derby betting guide: Field, odds and the winner is …

    05/04/2018 9:37:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2018 | Vic Cangialosi
    An inside look at how the 143rd Kentucky Derby will shape up:
  • 2018 Kentucky Derby Odds

    04/27/2018 3:42:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 106 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 4/23/18
    2018 Kentucky Derby Odds The 2018 Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday May 5 from Churchill Downs, Kentucky. The first leg of the Triple Crown is known as “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” and certain horses are already receiving interest at the betting counter. is offering up Fixed Odds for the 2018 event and listed below are the early entries that are expected to be part of the 20-horse field. Odds to win 2018 Kentucky Derby (5/5/18) - per Justify 5/2 Bolt D'oro 7/2 Magnum Moon 4/1 Mendelssohn 11/2 Audible 6/1 My Boy Jack 6/1 Good Magic...
  • 2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

    05/04/2017 6:30:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 5/04/17
    Odds to win 2017 Kentucky Derby (5/6/17) - per Always Dreaming 4/1 Mc Craken 17/4 Classic Empire 5/1 Irish War Cry 8/1 Gormley 10/1 Gunnevera 10/1 Girvin 14/1 Irap 15/1 Practical Joke 15/1 Hence 20/1 Lookin At Lee 20/1 Patch 20/1 Tapwrit 20/1 Thunder Snow 20/1 Battle of Midway 30/1 J Boys Echo 30/1 State of Honor 40/1 Untrapped 40/1 Fast and Accurate 50/1 Sonneteer 50/1 Will there be a 2017 Triple Crown Winner? - per Yes +550 No -850
  • Kentucky Derby Advance PPs

    04/26/2017 2:56:17 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 12 replies
    For consideration and discussion. See:
  • Terror arrests made after 'significant plot to attack UK is disrupted'

    12/17/2016 2:13:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 12 December 2016 | Vikram Dodd
    Counter-terrorism investigators have made six arrests after disrupting what they believe was a “significant plot” to attack the UK that was influenced by Islamic State. Material recovered from an address raided in Derby has been initially assessed as being consistent with that needed to make homemade explosives, the Guardian understands. The arrests were intelligence led but past cases have shown that initial assumptions among investigators are sometimes incorrect because materials for making homemade explosives can also have innocent uses. It followed an operation by the domestic security service MI5 and counter-terrorism police. Counter-terrorism officials believe they have disrupted three attacks...
  • ‘Rotherham-Style’ Abuse Scandal: Police Accused of Failing to Act

    09/01/2016 11:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Telford have been accused of ignoring child sex abuse after it emerged volunteers have been passing evidence of grooming to them for three years. Officers have been criticised for failing to make progress on sex gangs in the town, dubbed the “child sex capital of Britain”, while sitting on 150 pages of abuse allegations. One victim who was forced to have sex with a string of men told The Mirror: “The police have betrayed the children of this town for a second time. “I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years ... “It...
  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.
  • CT Republicans nominate Jodi Rell for Governor; Alan Schlesinger endorsed for U.S. Senate run

    05/21/2006 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | May 21, 2006 | Ken Dixon
    The GOP, with 1,639 accredited delegates, adopted a pre-arranged slate of running mates for Rell, whom they hope will be able to take advantage of her soaring popularity in November. They never had a roll call vote, unlike Democrats in Hartford, who battled all afternoon over their gubernatorial candidates. Alan Schlesinger of Woodbridge, a former Derby mayor and state representative, won the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate on a voice vote after Rell's speech emptied the gym. Paul Streitz, a Darien businessman, dropped his bid for the nomination on an immigration-reform platform, but was given platform time in...
  • Ex-Derby mayor seeks GOP nod to challenge Lieberman

    04/18/2006 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 18, 2006 | Paul Hughes
    HARTFORD -- A former mayor of the state's smallest city is thinking big and aiming high. Alan Schlesinger, a former two-term mayor of Derby and six-term state representative, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Schlesinger is running for the seat Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman has held for 18 years. He is not the only Republican interested in the party's nomination. Schlesinger's announcement Monday coincided with the filing deadline for federal income taxes in Connecticut. "What better day to announce than on 'Tax Day' because I am really concerned our hard-earned tax dollars are...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | 6-6-2015 |
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • 2015 Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2015 6:10:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    several | Commie May Day | self
    Just wanted to share a couple excellent links for info on tomorrow's Kentucky Derby. A ton of info at this one, included prior races charts, prior races video, etc. Past Performances: (on PDF File—Adobe required)
  • 141st Kentucky Derby Post Positions & Live Thread (Sat 6:15ish)

    04/29/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by lwd · 62 replies
    Live TV - NBC | 4-29-2015 | me
    1. Ocho Ocho Ocho 50-1 2. Carpe Diem 8-1 3. Materiality 12-1 4. Tencendur 30-1 5. Danzig Moon 30-1 6. Mubtaahij 20-1 7. El Kabeir 30-1 8. Dortmund 3-1 9. Bolo 30-1 10. Firing Line 12-1 11. Sanford 30-1 12. International Star 20-1 13. Itsaknockout 30-1 14. Keen ice 50-1 15. Frosted 15-1 16. War Story 50-1 17. Mr. Z 50-1 18. American Pharoah 5-2 19. Upstart 15-1 20. Far Right 30-1
  • The Far Right or The Truth Or Else

    02/23/2015 8:00:48 AM PST · by SirTaurus · 1 replies
    Kentucky Derby ^ | 2/22/2015 | Kentucky Derby
    Gotta hear this Strech Call the Far right edges out the truth or else @ the wire..... The Truth or Else and Mr. Z, who had been battling before Far Right swept past them both, were separated by a nose at the wire. Runner-up The Truth or Else banked five Derby points and now has a total of six, while Mr. Z's third-place effort (two points) gave him 14 all told.