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Top Sporting Events To Attend In 2015

A look at five of the best upcoming major sporting events in America.

05/22/2015

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Searching For The Triple Crown: Can American Pharoah End The Drought?

1978. That year for those who follow horse racing is well known as the last time we saw a horse take home all three legs of the Triple Crown.

05/19/2015

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American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.

05/02/2015

Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates after guiding American Pharoah to a win in the 141st Kentucky Derby. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah won in 2:03.02.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2015

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Kentucky Derby: How I’d Bet $100

When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.

04/30/2015

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Kentucky Derby Preview: American Pharoah, Dortmund Favorites To Win

The 2015 class lining up for America’s most popular horse race includes a handful of horses with superstar potential.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2015

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.

04/27/2015

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14 Hilarious Reactions to Wes Welker’s Suspension On Twitter

Here are the top 14 funniest reactions to Wes Welker’s suspension on Twitter.

09/03/2014

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

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