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Tonalist edges California Chrome and the rest of the field to win the 2014 Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hoge: Plenty Wrong With Horse Racing, Including Coburn Pointing Finger Wrong Way

Coburn’s rant was off-base, but maybe it will help start the real reform and regulation horse racing needs.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Watch: California Chrome’s Co-Owner Apologizes For Post-Race Rant

Steve Coburn says he’s “very ashamed” of his post-race rant and subsequent comments.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

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Hoge: Predicting The Unpredictable Belmont Stakes

Ride on Curlin and Tonalist could give California Chrome a challenge.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2014

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California Chrome Draws No. 2 Post, Is An Early 3-5 Favorite At Belmont

On Saturday, California Chrome will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

California Chrome ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

California Chrome Wins Kentucky Derby

California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby.

05/03/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

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Kentucky Derby: California Chrome Is Primed To Shine

By Kevin Martin- (CBS) It has been a few years since the Kentucky Derby had a consensus favorite. Big Brown was the last back in 2008 when he won the Derby at odds of 2 […]

CBS Chicago–04/29/2014

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Baffoe: Ranking The Best Days On The Sports Calendar

The first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament is great, but is it the best day on the sports calendar?

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

Joel Rosario atop Orb celebrates after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Orb Wins Kentucky Derby

Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.

05/04/2013

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

After many months of analysis, it’s time for everyone to make their picks for the Kentucky Derby. I have been high on both Goldencents and Revolutionary for a few weeks and find no reason to jump ship now.

05/02/2013

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Kentucky Derby: A Solid Field Of Colts Set For The 2013 Edition

By Kevin Martin This year is the first time that colts making the field in the Kentucky Derby qualified under a new points system.  In years past, colts qualified based on graded stakes earnings.   A total […]

05/01/2013

Mario Gutierrez celebrates atop I'll Have Another after winning the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Loose Horse Nearly Slams Into I’ll Have Another

Trainer Doug O’Neill says a loose horse nearly slammed into Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another during training Thursday at Belmont Park.

670 The Score–05/31/2012

I'll Have Another win ths 138th Kentucky Derby. (MARK ABRAHAM/AFP/GettyImages)

Churchill Downs Worker Found Dead In Barn After Kentucky Derby

Louisville Metro Police said the death is being investigated as a homicide, but that there appears to be no connection to the race.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Mario Gutierrez, sits atop I'll Have Another in the winners circle after winning the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Louisville Kentucky, May 5, 2012.   (Mark Abraham/Getty Images)

I’ll Have Another Rallies To Win Kentucky Derby

I’ll Have Another didn’t seem to have the goods to win the Kentucky Derby.

05/05/2012

The 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Marengo Couple’s Horse Is A Top Contender In Kentucky Derby

A far northwest suburban couple are the proud owners of one of the top horses set to race in the Kentucky Derby Saturday.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2012

The 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby Expert Picks

We had a ton of guests on the show today talking about the Kentucky Derby. Here are their picks for the big race!

670 The Score–05/04/2012

The 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tornado Causes Damage At Churchill Downs

At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose Wednesday at Churchill Downs after a powerful storm blew through Louisville.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

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Jockey Found Dead At Churchill Downs

Michael Baze, the 24-year old jockey who rode this year’s Kentucky Derby second-place finisher to his only win was found dead in his vehicle Tuesday at Churchill Downs.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

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Derby Winner Likely To Attempt Second Leg Of Triple Crown

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will be heading back to his home turf to await a likely run in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

05/08/2011

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