Kentucky Derby

FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione is shown at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Gaffalione at 24 has become horse racing’s rising star jockey after winning the Preakness and can add to his already impressive resume in the Belmont.(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
June 05, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Tyler Gaffalione seems poised to add his name to the list of all-time great jockeys in horse racing that includes Ron Turcotte, Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, John Velazquez and Mike Smith. While there may not be a specific moment when people in horse racing realized those jockeys would become all-...
Read More
From left, Everfast trainer Dale Romans, Intrepid Heart and Spinoff trainer Todd Pletcher, War of Will trainer Mark Casse and Tacitis trainer Bill Mott answer questions during a draw ceremony for the 2019 Belmont Stakes race, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 04, 2019 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the Preakness wasn't enough to make War of Will the Belmont Stakes favorite. In fact, being the only colt to run in all three Triple Crown races really didn't earn him the respect one would expect. Well-rested Tacitus was made the slight favorite over the hard-working War of...
Read More
CORRECTS TO MARK CASSE INSTEAD OF GARY BARBER - Jockey Tyler Gaffalione sits aboard War of Will as trainer Mark Casse holds the reins after winning the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 19, 2019 - 1:17 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?"...
Read More
War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 18, 2019 - 8:24 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer...
Read More
War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 18, 2019 - 7:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Preakness (all times local): 7:10 p.m. War of Will has won the 144th Preakness. After finishing well out of the money in the Kentucky Derby from the No. 1 post, War of Will charged to victory after again starting from the rail on Saturday. Everfast finished second...
Read More
Improbable runs during training for Saturday's Preakness horse race at Pimlico race track in Baltimore, Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 18, 2019 - 2:17 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert sit side by side in the corner of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course sizing up the Preakness. "A lot of speed in there," Baffert says. Lukas responds without missing a beat, "My horse is fast." "There's some nice horses in...
Read More
FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, from left, Country House, ridden by Flavien Prat; War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione; Maximum Security, ridden by Luis Saez; and Code of Honor, ridden by John Velazquez; head down the mainstretch during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security owner Gary West said in a statement released Friday, May 17, 2019, he'll pay each of the owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy or Bodexpress finish ahead of Maximum Security in the next race against him through the end of the year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 17, 2019 - 4:05 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The owner of Maximum Security has made a multimillion-dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse's historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. Gary West says in a statement Friday he'll pay each of those other owners $5 million apiece if...
Read More
War of Will is washed after exercising in preparation of the Preakness Stakes, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 18. (AP Photo/Will Newton)
May 16, 2019 - 4:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will grinded out the Kentucky Derby in the slop, avoided clipping heels with Maximum Security and came out of the race looking as if he won. The morning after a frustrating race in the mud that left him eighth at the finish line, the charismatic bay colt was unscathed,...
Read More
Luis Saez reacts after Maximum Security was disqualified from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 16, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards' penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is "unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law." The rider also seeks to...
Read More
Trainer Bob Baffert looks out from his barn before a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 15, 2019 - 6:32 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a field without the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby, the odds that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wouldn't have the favorite in the Preakness are, well, Improbable. Baffert will seek a record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning line favorite...
Read More

Pages