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President Trump Tweets His Displeasure with Derby DQ

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
President Donald Trump took to Twitter at 8:49 a.m. ET May 5 to voice his displeasure about the disqualification of Maximum Security to his 60 million followers, linking the decision to an atmosphere of political correctness. 

Bourbon War Likely to Start in Preakness

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
Bourbon War, the runner up in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), is likely to start in the Preakness Stakes (G1), according to owner Mike McMahon of Bourbon Lane Stable.

KHRC Executive Director Guilfoil Backs Stewards' Call

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
One day after the biggest immediate disqualification in Kentucky Derby history, the executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission defended the unanimous decision of the three Churchill Downs stewards.

NBC Sports Matches Best Derby Overnight Since 1990

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
NBC Sports' coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on NBC May 4 delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen. 

O'Brien Duo Bound for Belmont's Man o' War Stakes

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
The field for the $700,000 Man o' War Stakes (G1T) may get some international flavor as Magic Wand and Hunting Horn are both expected to return to the United States and race in the 1 3/8-mile turf stakes May 11 at Belmont Park.

Backstretch Abuzz Sunday After Kentucky Derby DQ

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
While the decision was a hot topic on social media May 5, with opinions generally split between whether the right or wrong call was made, there was general consensus among veteran horsemen that the regulators got it right.

Preakness Decision Looms for Country House After Derby

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
While there was certainly talk of the May 18 Preakness (G1) outside Bill Mott's Barn at Churchill Downs May 5, what dominated the conversation was the disqualification of Maximum Security that awarded the Kentucky Derby (G1) to Country House.

Admire Mars Returns to Winning Ways in NHK Mile Cup

Mon, 2019-05-06 00:41
Japan's reigning juvenile champion, Admire Mars, scored a hard-fought victory in the May 5 NHK Mile Cup (G1) for 3-year-olds at Tokyo Racecourse, dialing back from longer distances to end a two-race losing streak.