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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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Man Found Guilty of Murder of 2 Children, 2 Women

Man Found Guilty of Murder of 2 Children, 2 Women

The man accused of killing two women and two children over drugs has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Victim IDed in Fatal Montgomery Co. Crash

Victim IDed in Fatal Montgomery Co. Crash

A man was killed after his car struck a pole and overturned in in Montgomery County early Thursday.

Singer Chris Brown's Bodyguard on Trial in D.C.

Singer Chris Brown's Bodyguard on Trial in D.C.

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard is on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that is a preview for the musician's own trial.

Ocean City Named "Most Dangerous" in Md. - But There's a Hitch

Ocean City Named "Most Dangerous" in Md. - But There's a Hitch

A popular vacation destination in Maryland has earned the distinction of being the most dangerous city in the state -- but the company that released the study admits it's failed to take the city's number...

Sloth Bear Cub, Seal Pup Named at National Zoo

Sloth Bear Cub, Seal Pup Named at National Zoo

A sloth bear cub and a seal pup at the National Zoo are now known as more than just "a sloth bear cub" and "a seal pup." The two babies have recently been named Remi and Rona, the zoo announced Thursday.

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