2018 Kentucky Derby

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The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby.

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As Justify returns to California after snagging the coveted Triple Crown, a debate lingers in the commonwealth over the rules governing the sport that thrust the chestnut colt into the spotlight.

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Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and is still on track for the Preakness after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his left hind foot.

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Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old.

Paulick Report

Who says there are no second acts in life?  Earlier this week WUKY’s Samantha Lederman caught up with former Marketplace host Scott Jagow, who now is editor in chief at the Paulick Report.

How African-Americans Disappeared From The Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2018
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When the horses enter the gate for the 144th Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Louisiana, Mexico, Puerto Rico and France. None will be African-American.

It’s an enormous achievement to own a horse in the Kentucky Derby: out of the thousands of foals born each year just 20 will make the grade on that first Saturday in May. Except for 2011, Winstar Farm has had a runner every year since 2006, and they won it in 2010 with Super Saver. This year they have three chances as they are part owners of favourite Justify, Audible and Noble Indy.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman recently paid them a visit.

Justify Installed The Early 3-1 Favorite For Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2018
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Bob Baffert had no chance to fret over the Kentucky Derby draw. By the time the Hall of Fame trainer managed to get into Churchill Downs, the process was halfway done and Justify had landed in the No. 7 post on Tuesday.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with the Paulick Report's Natalie Voss about the top three morning line choices.