Posts Tagged Horse racing

Louisville native Weaver realizing Derby dream as trainer

Kentucky Derby hopeful Tencendur grazes outside Barn 42 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, April 25, 2015, under the watchful eye of exercise rider Blair Golen.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — George Weaver couldn’t help feeling nostalgic last week while driving across the Central Avenue bridge to Churchill Downs.

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Owner Ahmed Zayat takes aim at Kentucky Derby with 3 horses

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, APRIL 25-26 - In this May 17, 2014, file photo, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert watches his Preakness Stakes entrant, Bayern gallop at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Trainers Todd Pletcher and Baffert are taking aim at the Kentucky Derby with a combined seven horses among the expected full field of 20. While Pletcher has the bigger numbers, Baffert may have the better talent. The Hall of Fame trainer is going after his fourth Derby victory with a pair of aces — undefeated Dortmund and precocious American Pharoah. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ahmed Zayat can’t contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink.

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Blingismything wins $100,000 Wilshire Stakes by a nose

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Blingismything won the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares by a nose in a four-horse photo finish Sunday at Santa Anita.

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American Pharoah completes final pre-Kentucky Derby workout

Martin Garcia rides Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharoah during a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah put in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert says his colt is quite comfortable with the track at Churchill Downs.

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Si Sage wins $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita

In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Si Sage (6), with Elvis Trujillo aboard, wins the Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes horse race Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Long-shot Si Sage won the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita, snapping a 10-race skid in the U.S.

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