Kentucky Derby

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Churchill Downs, Inc. is moving its TwinSpires headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Louisville. The company made the announcement Tuesday morning.

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  After Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher said he intends to race the Colt in the Preakness Stakes.

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With public interest in horse racing declining, the parent company of the Kentucky Derby has evolved into an entertainment enterprise built on gambling and social gaming platforms.

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Classic Empire is the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, which has a full 20-horse field. The colt will break from the number 14 post on Saturday with jockey Julian Leparoux aboard.

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Kentucky's attorney general is urging people to pay attention to more than the horses as the Kentucky Derby approaches.

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Next month’s Kentucky Derby will draw thousands of guests to Louisville, but not all of them will come willingly. As this year’s Kentucky Derby approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear said his office is ramping up efforts to identify and prosecute human traffickers.  

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Churchill Downs is working to complete a $37 million project in time to add more than 1,800 seats for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. 

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Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will not run in the Belmont Stakes next month.

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Last year’s Triple Crown success of American Pharoah could cause increased interest in Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s chance of doing the same. 

Nearly one year since American Pharoah made history, Nyquist has embarked on a star-making turn of his own at Churchill Downs. The thoroughbred has won the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

The colt beat out 19 other competitors over the course of a hectic mile and a quarter, crossing the finish line about a body length ahead of Exaggerator.

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