Horse Racing

HORSE RACING | Justify to be Celebrated Saturday at Churchill Downs

06/12/2018 05:22 PM

Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify will be celebrated at Churchill Downs Saturday night. The 2018 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes champion will be paraded between races during the “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser” nighttime racing program. The timing of Saturday’s parade will be finalized on Wednesday, but it will include a “walkover on the main track and a visit to the track’s paddock and Woodford Reserve Winner’s Circle.” The first race Saturday at Churchill Downs is set for 6 p.m.... Read more 

HORSE RACING | Justify Returns to Churchill Downs

06/11/2018 03:14 PM

Justify is back in the Bluegrass. The 2018 Triple Crown winner arrived to Churchill Downs Monday afternoon. Justify, who won this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, became the 13th horse to capture the Triple Crown. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes spoke to the media about what it was like to be a part of the memorable ride:  Read more 

HORSE RACING | Justify Looking To Win Triple Crown on Saturday

06/08/2018 12:14 PM

Justify is looking to become the 13th horse in history to win the Triple Crown. The thoroughbred, which won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in May, will compete in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday in New York. If Justify wins, he would become the first Triple Crown winners since American Pharoah in 2015. Like American Pharoah, Justify is also trained by Bob Baffert. Justify will start the Belmont Stakes in post position No. 1. ESPN 680’s Jason Anderson joined... Read more 

HORSE RACING | Justify Preparing for Belmont Stakes

06/04/2018 09:01 AM

Justify will be hoping to win the Triple Crown this weekend when he takes part in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday. Monday morning was Justify’s final breeze at Churchill Downs before the last leg of the Triple Crown. The three-year colt won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in May. Trainer Bob Baffert, who trained American Pharoah to the Triple Crown in 2015, talked about Justify on Monday morning at Churchill Downs: Baffert also talked about jockey Mike Smith,... Read more 

HORSE RACING | Recapping Kentucky Derby 144

05/07/2018 05:30 PM

Justify is hoping to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown on May 19, when it will take part in the 2018 Preakness Stakes. Of course, Justify won the first leg of the Triple Crown this past Saturday, winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Horse Racing Nation editor Jonathan Lintner joined Sports Night on Monday to discuss Kentucky Derby 144:  Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Justify Wins Kentucky Derby 144

05/05/2018 07:25 PM

The favorite took care of business on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Justify won Kentucky Derby 144, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fifth career Kentucky Derby victory. With the win, Justify broke the “Apollo Curse,” becoming the first horse since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year-old. Jockey Mike Smith also becomes the second-oldest winning jockey of the Kentucky Derby. Smith is 52-years-old. Good Magic and Audible finished second and third respectively. Here is a... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Catching Up with Chris Mack at the KY Derby

05/05/2018 03:30 PM

Chris Mack has been staying busy since he was named head coach of the UofL men’s basketball team. Not only has he been recruiting, but he’s also been around the community, like throwing out the first pitch at a recent UofL baseball game. This Saturday, Mack is attending Kentucky Derby 144. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Mack prior to the big race: After catching up with Mack, Chernoff also caught up with UofL Athletic Director Vince Tyra:  Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Previewing Saturday's Big Race

05/04/2018 02:17 PM

Kentucky Derby 144 takes place Saturday inside Churchill Downs. Justify is currently the favorite heading into the race. Horse Racing Nation’s Jonathan Lintner joined Sports Night on Friday to preview Saturday’s Run for the Roses: Horse racing expert Jody Demling also joined Sports Night on Friday to preview Kentucky Derby 144:  Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Predicting Saturday's Run for the Roses

05/04/2018 02:04 PM

Kentucky Derby 144 takes place on Saturday inside Churchill Downs. Justify is currently the favorite to win the event. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff predicts that Justify will win Kentucky Derby 144 on Saturday: Spectrum News’ Lyndsey predicts that Justify will win Kentucky Derby 144 as well on Saturday: ESPN 680’s Lachlan McLean joined Sports Night on Friday to share his prediction for the Run for the Roses:  Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | My Boy Jack Getting Ready for Kentucky Derby

05/02/2018 03:07 PM

My Boy Jack is getting ready to run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. He will start from post position No. 10, in between Hofburg and Bolt d’Oro: My Boy Jack’s trainer Keith Desormeaux was right there with his horse on Wednesday morning after training, while his horse was getting washed after being on the track at Churchill Downs: My Boy Jack’s morning-line odds are 30-1.  Read more 

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