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Orb favored to win Preakness, draws rail

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Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew the No. 1 starting gate position on Wednesday for Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness. Orb’s trainer Shug McGaughey said he would have liked to be on the outside. “If you’re going to ask me if I’d pick one, no, but we’ll be fine,” said McGaughey. “My ideal in any race is to be on ...

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Orb wins 139th Kentucky Derby

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Orb, ridden by Joel Rosario, won the 139th Kentucky Derby at Chrurchill Downs on Saturday in front of 151,616 spectators. Orb, who was favored 5-1 prior to the race, had no problem with the sloppy track as Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey claimed his first Derby victory in the 3-year-old classic. “I won the $10 million Dubai World Cup, ...

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Black Onyx scratched from Kentucky Derby

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Black Onyx has been scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby because of a non-displaced chip in his left front ankle, reports Darren Rogers of KentuckyDerby.com. “We noticed a little swelling in the ankle this morning, previous to training,” trainer Kelly Breen said. “It brought major concern right away. He went out, he trained, he did gallop. He came back and was, ...

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Kentucky Oaks could be most competitive in 139-year history

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The Kentucky Derby may be one of America’s greatest horse race, but this year’s Kentucky Oaks, Churchill’s championship event for 3-year-old fillies, could be the most competitive race in it’s 139-year history. The 10-horse field includes three unbeaten fillies and a horse that ran the fastest race by a 3-year-old this year,  yet none of them are expected to start as ...

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Orb, Verrazano favorites for Kentucky Derby

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Orb, trained by Kentuckian Shug McGaughey and ridden by Joel Rosario, has been made the early 7-2 favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, followed by Verrazano at 4-1 in a full field of 20 horses. “I love the way Orb moves over the ground. He just really, really floats and he really gets over the ground really well here,” said ...

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