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Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM EDT
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By Montanton Tarpley

2013's Triple Crown Top Contenders

With May 4 slated as the day for the 139th Kentucky Derby, the Triple... See Full Gallery

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 09:58 PM EDT

The World's Top Horses Race for a Shot at the Elusive Triple Crown

The World's Top Horses Race for a Shot at the Elusive Triple Crown

With the Kentucky Derby weeks away, speculation has begun about the 2013 crop of 3-year-olds: Do any have what it takes to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown?

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM EDT

From Purchase to Post: The Price of Raising a Racehorse

From Purchase to Post: The Price of Raising a Racehorse

In 2011 J. Paul Reddam purchased his champion thoroughbred racehorse, I'll Have Another, for $35,000— a moderate sum in the world of elite horseracing. FIfteen months later, he sold the colt to a...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:03 PM EDT

Kentucky Derby Tests New Playoff System

Kentucky Derby Tests New Playoff System

This year’s Kentucky Derby is the first under a new system that awards points to winners of an increasingly challenging series of qualifying races. Supporters say the system is fairer because it awards...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 03:43 PM EDT

Horse of the Century: Man o' War vs. Secretariat

Horse of the Century: Man o' War vs. Secretariat

For more than 50 years Man o' War owned the unofficial title of Horse of the Century. Then Secretariat happened.

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 03:48 PM EDT

Triple Crown by the Numbers

Triple Crown by the Numbers

The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867, the Preakness Stakes in 1873, and the Kentucky Derby in 1875, but it would be decades before the Triple Crown would become the Holy Grail of horse racing.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:27 AM EDT

The History of Kentucky Derby Hats

The History of Kentucky Derby Hats

The story of Kentucky Derby hats — the wide-brimmed, straw fashion statements that ride into Churchill Downs each year atop the heads of well-heeled spectators — is a story of American

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