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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.



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.



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 […]


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.


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

Michael Baze

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.


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Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom sped past the leaders in the turn at Churchill Downs on Saturday and roared down the middle of the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2011

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South Sider To Place $100K Bet At Kentucky Derby

South Side resident Dave “Rico” Flores might be $100,000 richer if he wins a bet on the Kentucky Derby he won the right to place.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

135th Kentucky Derby

Celebrate The Kentucky Derby, Chicago-Style

Ring in the Kentucky Derby, Chicago style. We’ve rounded up Derby events, hats and news to help get you in the spirit.


135th Kentucky Derby

Olczyk: Track Conditions Could Dictate Derby Winner

There are a lot different elements to the Kentucky Derby that make it one of the most popular sporting events in the United States: there’s the pageantry, the mint juleps, the hats and maybe most importantly the gambling.

670 The Score–05/05/2011