Kentucky Derby

American stakes race for Thoroughbreds, part of the Triple Crown

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Kentucky Derby: American stakes race for Thoroughbreds, part of the Triple Crown
The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, almost always on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The competition is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds and fillies 121 pounds.


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Authentic beats favourite Tiz The Law to earn surprise Kentucky Derby win

Authentic secures a dominant Kentucky Derby win as heavy favourite Tiz The Law finishes second at Churchill Downs.
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'Strangest Derby ever': An inside look at the sparsely attended 146th Kentucky Derby

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Authentic wins the 146th Kentucky Derby ahead of favorite Tiz the Law

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Authentic wins 2020 Kentucky Derby

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Armed demonstrators confront Breonna Taylor protesters in Louisville before Kentucky Derby

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Kentucky Derby will be unlike any other: "It's going to be weird"

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Kentucky Derby will still feature controversial anthem, 'My Old Kentucky Home'

Churchill Downs officials said Friday that the controversial anthem, "My Old Kentucky Home" would still be featured before Saturday's Kentucky Derby. - Published

Marking 100 days since Breonna Taylor protests began in Louisville

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Art Collector ruled out of Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, expected to return for Preakness

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My state is betting fans will be safe at the Kentucky Derby amid coronavirus. Too soon?

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Bob Baffert-trained Charlatan to miss Belmont and Kentucky Derby with injury

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Despite coronavirus-related uncertainties, officials say a 2020 Kentucky Derby remains definite

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Secretariat favored, but no sure thing, in virtual Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown

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And they're off! Churchill Downs to host a virtual Kentucky Derby on first Saturday in May

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Bob Baffert says he's hearing Kentucky Derby could move to 'maybe June or September'

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Triple Crown winner reportedly failed drug test before Kentucky Derby

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Justify failed drug test before winning Triple Crown, NYT says

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Wayne Rooney: Ex-England captain's Derby shirt number adds to 'moral issue'

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